Anonymous committed ead49f5

git-gui: Format tracking branch merges as though they were pulls

If we are merging a tracking branch we know exactly what remote URL
that branch is fetched from, and what its name is on that remote
repository. In this case we can setup a merge message that looks
just like a standard `git-pull $remote $branch` operation by filling
out FETCH_HEAD before we start git-merge, and then run git-merge just
like git-pull does.

I think the result of this behavior is that merges look a lot nicer
when the came off of local tracking branches, because they no longer
say "commit 'origin/...'" to describe the commit being merged but
instead now mention the specific repository we fetched those commits

Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>

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File lib/merge.tcl

 method _start {} {
-	global HEAD current_branch
+	global HEAD current_branch remote_url
 	set name [_rev $this]
 	if {$name eq {}} {
-	set cmd [list git merge $name]
-	set msg "Merging $current_branch and $name"
+	set spec [$w_rev get_tracking_branch]
+	set cmit [$w_rev get_commit]
+	set cmd [list git]
+	lappend cmd merge
+	lappend cmd --strategy=recursive
+	set fh [open [gitdir FETCH_HEAD] w]
+	fconfigure $fh -translation lf
+	if {$spec eq {}} {
+		set remote .
+		set branch $name
+		set stitle $branch
+	} else {
+		set remote $remote_url([lindex $spec 1])
+		set branch [lindex $spec 2]
+		set stitle "$branch of $remote"
+	}
+	regsub ^refs/heads/ $branch {} branch
+	puts $fh "$cmit\t\tbranch '$branch' of $remote"
+	close $fh
+	lappend cmd [git fmt-merge-msg <[gitdir FETCH_HEAD]]
+	lappend cmd HEAD
+	lappend cmd $cmit
+	set msg "Merging $current_branch and $stitle"
 	ui_status "$msg..."
-	set cons [console::new "Merge" $cmd]
+	set cons [console::new "Merge" "merge $stitle"]
 	console::exec $cons $cmd [cb _finish $cons]
 	wm protocol $w WM_DELETE_WINDOW {}