git empty commit

Git Empty Commit

Git empty commit is a commit that does not contain any changes to the files in the repository, but is still useful for certain situations. It is essentially a commit that records a change, but the change is empty.

Why use an empty commit?

An empty commit can be used for a few different reasons:

  • To trigger a build or deploy process
  • To mark a specific point in the project history
  • To create a new branch

How to create an empty commit?

There are a few ways to create an empty commit in Git:

  • git commit --allow-empty -m "message": This command creates an empty commit with the specified commit message.
  • git commit --allow-empty: This command opens the default text editor to enter the commit message.
  • git commit --allow-empty -C HEAD: This command creates an empty commit with the same message as the previous commit.

Example of creating an empty commit:

git commit --allow-empty -m "Trigger build process"

In this example, an empty commit is created with a commit message of "Trigger build process". This can be used to trigger an automated build or deployment process.

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