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4 NAME
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6 git-merge-base - Finds as good a common ancestor as possible for a merge
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9 SYNOPSIS
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11 'git-merge-base' <commit> <commit>
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13 DESCRIPTION
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15 "git-merge-base" finds as good a common ancestor as possible. Given a
16 selection of equally good common ancestors it should not be relied on
17 to decide in any particular way.
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19 The "git-merge-base" algorithm is still in flux - use the source...
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22 Author
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24 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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26 Documentation
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28 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
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30 GIT
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32 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
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