cherry-pick/revert: Use advise() for hints
authorJonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:37:51 +0000 (03:37 -0500)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 02:12:08 +0000 (19:12 -0700)
When cherry-pick fails after picking a large series of commits, it can
be hard to pick out the error message and advice.  Prefix the advice
with “hint: ” to help.

Before:

    error: could not apply 7ab78c9... foo
      After resolving the conflicts,
    mark the corrected paths with 'git add <paths>' or 'git rm <paths>'
    and commit the result with:

            git commit -c 7ab78c9a7898b87127365478431289cb98f8d98f

After:

    error: could not apply 7ab78c9... foo
    hint: after resolving the conflicts, mark the corrected paths
    hint: with 'git add <paths>' or 'git rm <paths>'
    hint: and commit the result with 'git commit -c 7ab78c9'

Noticed-by: Thomas Rast <trast@student.ethz.ch>
Encouraged-by: Sverre Rabbelier <srabbelier@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
builtin/revert.c
git-rebase--interactive.sh
t/t3507-cherry-pick-conflict.sh

index 9a7483b..7f35cc6 100644 (file)
@@ -250,27 +250,21 @@ static void advise(const char *advice, ...)
        va_end(params);
 }
 
-static char *help_msg(void)
+static void print_advice(void)
 {
-       struct strbuf helpbuf = STRBUF_INIT;
        char *msg = getenv("GIT_CHERRY_PICK_HELP");
 
-       if (msg)
-               return msg;
+       if (msg) {
+               fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", msg);
+               return;
+       }
 
-       strbuf_addstr(&helpbuf, "  After resolving the conflicts,\n"
-               "mark the corrected paths with 'git add <paths>' or 'git rm <paths>'\n"
-               "and commit the result");
+       advise("after resolving the conflicts, mark the corrected paths");
+       advise("with 'git add <paths>' or 'git rm <paths>'");
 
-       if (action == CHERRY_PICK) {
-               strbuf_addf(&helpbuf, " with: \n"
-                       "\n"
-                       "        git commit -c %s\n",
-                           sha1_to_hex(commit->object.sha1));
-       }
-       else
-               strbuf_addch(&helpbuf, '.');
-       return strbuf_detach(&helpbuf, NULL);
+       if (action == CHERRY_PICK)
+               advise("and commit the result with 'git commit -c %s'",
+                      find_unique_abbrev(commit->object.sha1, DEFAULT_ABBREV));
 }
 
 static void write_message(struct strbuf *msgbuf, const char *filename)
@@ -404,7 +398,6 @@ static int do_pick_commit(void)
        struct commit_message msg = { NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL };
        char *defmsg = NULL;
        struct strbuf msgbuf = STRBUF_INIT;
-       struct strbuf mebuf = STRBUF_INIT;
        int res;
 
        if (no_commit) {
@@ -501,9 +494,6 @@ static int do_pick_commit(void)
                }
        }
 
-       strbuf_addf(&mebuf, "%s of commit %s", me,
-                   find_unique_abbrev(commit->object.sha1, DEFAULT_ABBREV));
-
        if (!strategy || !strcmp(strategy, "recursive") || action == REVERT) {
                res = do_recursive_merge(base, next, base_label, next_label,
                                         head, &msgbuf);
@@ -512,7 +502,6 @@ static int do_pick_commit(void)
                struct commit_list *common = NULL;
                struct commit_list *remotes = NULL;
 
-               strbuf_addf(&mebuf, " with strategy %s", strategy);
                write_message(&msgbuf, defmsg);
 
                commit_list_insert(base, &common);
@@ -528,14 +517,13 @@ static int do_pick_commit(void)
                      action == REVERT ? "revert" : "apply",
                      find_unique_abbrev(commit->object.sha1, DEFAULT_ABBREV),
                      msg.subject);
-               fprintf(stderr, help_msg());
+               print_advice();
                rerere(allow_rerere_auto);
        } else {
                if (!no_commit)
                        res = run_git_commit(defmsg);
        }
 
-       strbuf_release(&mebuf);
        free_message(&msg);
        free(defmsg);
 
index 31e6860..8f6876d 100755 (executable)
@@ -113,9 +113,9 @@ REBASE_ROOT=
 AUTOSQUASH=
 NEVER_FF=
 
-GIT_CHERRY_PICK_HELP="  After resolving the conflicts,
-mark the corrected paths with 'git add <paths>', and
-run 'git rebase --continue'"
+GIT_CHERRY_PICK_HELP="\
+hint: after resolving the conflicts, mark the corrected paths
+hint: with 'git add <paths>' and run 'git rebase --continue'"
 export GIT_CHERRY_PICK_HELP
 
 warn () {
index e25cf80..3f29594 100755 (executable)
@@ -38,6 +38,26 @@ test_expect_success 'failed cherry-pick does not advance HEAD' '
        test "$head" = "$newhead"
 '
 
+test_expect_success 'advice from failed cherry-pick' '
+       git checkout -f initial^0 &&
+       git read-tree -u --reset HEAD &&
+       git clean -d -f -f -q -x &&
+
+       git update-index --refresh &&
+       git diff-index --exit-code HEAD &&
+
+       picked=$(git rev-parse --short picked) &&
+       cat <<-EOF >expected &&
+       error: could not apply $picked... picked
+       hint: after resolving the conflicts, mark the corrected paths
+       hint: with 'git add <paths>' or 'git rm <paths>'
+       hint: and commit the result with 'git commit -c $picked'
+       EOF
+       test_must_fail git cherry-pick picked 2>actual &&
+
+       test_cmp expected actual
+'
+
 test_expect_success 'failed cherry-pick produces dirty index' '
 
        git checkout -f initial^0 &&