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Git Commit Msg

Format of the commit message:

<type>(<scope>): <subject>



Message subject (first line) #

First line cannot be longer than 70 characters, second line is always blank and other lines should be wrapped at 80 characters.

Allowed <type> values: #

  • feat (new feature)
  • fix (bug fix)
  • docs (changes to documentation)
  • style (formatting, missing semi colons, etc; no code change)
  • refactor (refactoring production code)
  • test (adding missing tests, refactoring tests; no production code change)
  • chore (updating grunt tasks etc; no production code change)

Example <scope> values: #

  • init
  • runner
  • watcher
  • config
  • web-server
  • proxy
  • adapter.jasmine
  • launcher.chrome
  • etc.

The <scope> can be empty (eg. if the change is a global or difficult to assign to a single component), in which case the parentheses are omitted.

Message body #

  • uses the imperative, present tense: “change” not “changed” nor “changes”
  • includes motivation for the change and contrasts with previous behavior

For more info about message body, see:

Referencing issues #

Closed issues should be listed on a separate line in the footer prefixed with "Closes" keyword like this:

Closes #234

or in case of multiple issues:

Closes #123, #245, #992

Breaking changes #

All breaking changes have to be mentioned in footer with the description of the change, justification and migration notes.


`port-runner` command line option has changed to `runner-port`, so that it is
consistent with the configuration file syntax.

To migrate your project, change all the commands, where you use `--port-runner`
to `--runner-port`.

This document is based on AngularJS Git Commit Msg Convention.