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Anonymous committed abda522

Use .git/MERGE_MSG in cherry-pick/revert

Rather than storing the temporary commit message data in .msg (in
the working tree) we now store the message data in .git/MERGE_MSG.

By storing the message in the .git/ directory we are sure we will
never have a collision with a user file, should a project actually
have a ".msg" file in their top level tree. We also don't need to
worry about leaving this stale file behind during a `reset --hard`
and have it show up in the output of status.

We are using .git/MERGE_MSG here to store the temporary message as
it is an already established convention between git-merge, git-am
and git-rebase that git-commit will default the user's edit buffer
to the contents of .git/MERGE_MSG. If the user is going to need
to resolve this commit or wants to edit the message on their own
prepping that file with the desired message "just works".

Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>

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 	int i;
 	char *oneline, *reencoded_message = NULL;
 	const char *message, *encoding;
+	const char *defmsg = xstrdup(git_path("MERGE_MSG"));
 
 	git_config(git_default_config);
 	me = action == REVERT ? "revert" : "cherry-pick";
 	 * reverse of it if we are revert.
 	 */
 
-	msg_fd = hold_lock_file_for_update(&msg_file, ".msg", 1);
+	msg_fd = hold_lock_file_for_update(&msg_file, defmsg, 1);
 
 	encoding = get_encoding(message);
 	if (!encoding)
 				sha1_to_hex(head), "HEAD",
 				sha1_to_hex(next->object.sha1), oneline) ||
 			write_tree(head, 0, NULL)) {
-		const char *target = git_path("MERGE_MSG");
 		add_to_msg("\nConflicts:\n\n");
 		read_cache();
 		for (i = 0; i < active_nr;) {
 			}
 		}
 		if (close(msg_fd) || commit_lock_file(&msg_file) < 0)
-			die ("Error wrapping up .msg");
-		unlink(target);
-		if (rename(".msg", target))
-			die ("Could not move .msg to %s", target);
+			die ("Error wrapping up %s", defmsg);
 		fprintf(stderr, "Automatic %s failed.  "
 			"After resolving the conflicts,\n"
 			"mark the corrected paths with 'git-add <paths>'\n"
 		exit(1);
 	}
 	if (close(msg_fd) || commit_lock_file(&msg_file) < 0)
-		die ("Error wrapping up .msg");
+		die ("Error wrapping up %s", defmsg);
 	fprintf(stderr, "Finished one %s.\n", me);
 
 	/*
 
 	if (!no_commit) {
 		if (edit)
-			return execl_git_cmd("commit", "-n", "-F", ".msg",
-				"-e", NULL);
+			return execl_git_cmd("commit", "-n", NULL);
 		else
-			return execl_git_cmd("commit", "-n", "-F", ".msg",
-				NULL);
+			return execl_git_cmd("commit", "-n", "-F", defmsg, NULL);
 	}
 	if (reencoded_message)
 		free(reencoded_message);