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git-crecord - interactively select changes to commit or stage


git crecord [-h]

git crecord [-v] [--author=AUTHOR] [--date=DATE] [-m MESSAGE] [--amend] [-s]


git-crecord is a Git subcommand which allows users to interactively select changes to commit or stage using a ncurses-based text user interface. It is a port of the Mercurial crecord extension originally written by Mark Edgington.

git-crecord allows you to interactively choose among the changes you have made (with line-level granularity), and commit, stage or unstage only those changes you select. After committing or staging the selected changes, the unselected changes are still present in your working copy, so you can use crecord multiple times to split large changes into several smaller changesets.


Override the commit author. Specify an explicit author using the standard A U Thor <> format. Otherwise AUTHOR is assumed to be a pattern and is used to search for an existing commit by that author (i.e. rev-list --all -i --author=AUTHOR); the commit author is then copied from the first such commit found.
Override the author date used in the commit.
Use the given MESSAGE as the commit message. If multiple -m options are given, their values are concatenated as separate paragraphs.
Take an existing commit object, and reuse the log message and the authorship information (including the timestamp) when creating the commit.
Like -C, but with -c the editor is invoked, so that the user can further edit the commit message.
When used with -C/-c/--amend options, or when committing after a conflicting cherry-pick, declare that the authorship of the resulting commit now belongs to the committer. This also renews the author timestamp.
Add Signed-off-by line by the committer at the end of the commit log message.
Amend previous commit. Replace the tip of the current branch by creating a new commit. The message from the original commit is used as the starting point, instead of an empty message, when no other message is specified from the command line via -m option. The new commit has the same parents and author as the current one.
GPG-sign commits. The KEY-ID argument is optional and defaults to the committer identity.
Don’t sign this commit even if commit.gpgSign is set.
Be more verbose.
Show all sorts of debugging information. Implies --verbose.
Show this help message and exit.




Andrej Shadura <>

2016-12-25 0.1