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NAME

       git-stripspace - Remove unnecessary whitespace


SYNOPSIS

       git stripspace [-s | --strip-comments]
       git stripspace [-c | --comment-lines]



DESCRIPTION

       Read text, such as commit messages, notes, tags and branch
       descriptions, from the standard input and clean it in the manner used
       by Git.

       With no arguments, this will:

       o   remove trailing whitespace from all lines

       o   collapse multiple consecutive empty lines into one empty line

       o   remove empty lines from the beginning and end of the input

       o   add a missing \n to the last line if necessary.

       In the case where the input consists entirely of whitespace characters,
       no output will be produced.

       NOTE: This is intended for cleaning metadata, prefer the
       --whitespace=fix mode of git-apply(1) for correcting whitespace of
       patches or files in the repository.


OPTIONS

       -s, --strip-comments
           Skip and remove all lines starting with comment character (default
           #).

       -c, --comment-lines
           Prepend comment character and blank to each line. Lines will
           automatically be terminated with a newline. On empty lines, only
           the comment character will be prepended.


EXAMPLES

       Given the following noisy input with $ indicating the end of a line:

           |A brief introduction   $
           |   $
           |$
           |A new paragraph$
           |# with a commented-out line    $
           |explaining lots of stuff.$
           |$
           |# An old paragraph, also commented-out. $
           |      $
           |The end.$
           |  $


       Use git stripspace with no arguments to obtain:

           |A brief introduction$
           |$
           |A new paragraph$
           |# with a commented-out line$
           |explaining lots of stuff.$
           |$
           |# An old paragraph, also commented-out.$
           |$
           |The end.$


       Use git stripspace --strip-comments to obtain:

           |A brief introduction$
           |$
           |A new paragraph$
           |explaining lots of stuff.$
           |$
           |The end.$



GIT

       Part of the git(1) suite



Git 2.9.0                         06/13/2016                 git-stripspace(1)

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