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1 git-merge-base(1)
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3 v0.1, May 2005
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5 NAME
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7 git-merge-base - Finds as good a common ancestor as possible for a merge
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10 SYNOPSIS
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12 'git-merge-base' <commit> <commit>
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14 DESCRIPTION
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16 "git-merge-base" finds as good a common ancestor as possible. Given a
17 selection of equally good common ancestors it should not be relied on
18 to decide in any particular way.
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20 The "git-merge-base" algorithm is still in flux - use the source...
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23 Author
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25 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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27 Documentation
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29 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
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31 GIT
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33 Part of the link:git.html[git] suite
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