SYNOPSIS

git-merge-base <commit> <commit>

DESCRIPTION

"git-merge-base" finds as good a common ancestor as possible. Given a selection of equally good common ancestors it should not be relied on to decide in any particular way.

The "git-merge-base" algorithm is still in flux - use the source…

Author

Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

Documentation

Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.

GIT

Part of the git suite