git-merge-base - Finds as good a common ancestor as possible for a merge
git-merge-base <commit> <commit>
"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…
Written by Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <email@example.com>.
Part of the git suite