git commit -m “EVERYTHING”

I was working on a project today, when I realized that I had forgotten to commit for days (local only repo). I switched to my terminal, spent at least five minutes trying to decide on the commit message before settling to the completely uninformative “Another commit”. Embarrassed with myself, I shared my frustration with twitter:

The awkward moment when you realize you forgot to commit for days & you can't pick a commit message as nothing describes all these changes.
@LeaVerou
Lea Verou

Immediately, I started getting a flood of suggestions of what that commit message could have been. Some of them were hilarious, some clever and some both. So, I decided I wouldn’t be selfish and I’d share them. Enjoy:


@ Hah, yeah.. "Uhmm... lots of stuff added"
@vmasto
Vassilis Mast

@ git commit - m "...stuff"
@GovertVerschuur
Govert Verschuur

@ A.K.A. "General design improvements"
@upperdog_se
UPPERDOG

@ "Lotsa stuff." Always works for me.
@brunoscheele
Bruno Scheele

@ Sounds like you need "committed something or other".
@idiot
Visual Idiot

@ git commit -a -m "Metric ton of changes and stuff..."
@LukeMaciak
Luke Maciak

@ $git commit -a -m "Hey hehe.. this is awkward but I er... you know.. been busy.. with... stuff..."
@jfgen
Jorge Encarnação



@ I tend to call these things "change binges", where I pretend I change a whole bunch of things on a whim before committing.
@BoltClock
Daniel Tan


@ "EVERYTHING."
@skidding
Ovidiu Cherecheș

@ a generic "If you can't tell what I've done by reading the source, you don't deserve to complain about my lack of commit message!"
@omgmog
Max Glenister

@ Just keep it simple with "sorry!"
@stevehickeydsgn
Steve Hickey

@ git commit -m "Acquired by Facebook"
@_dte
Dan Eden

@ git commit -a -m "Like a boss"
@nathandim
Nathan Dim


@ there is only one way around this: delete commit history and start over with "First commit" :p
@LukeMaciak
Luke Maciak

@ "what is this, I don't even..."
@croncobaurul
Mihai Chereji

@ 'Fixed stuff' generally fits well 🙂
@MayaPosch
Maya Posch

@ "Reinvented the wheel. Again."
@OllyHodgson
Olly Hodgson

@ only a link to that original tweet, *maybe* with the tweet text as a second paragraph.
@eternicode
Andrew Rowls


@ -m "this changes everything. again."
@kioopi
vTsoumenis

@ features: "Made it better", bugs: "Fixed sh*t", tech tasks: "Misc. optimizations" or "Refactoring", mixed: "Chuck Norris was here"
@streetpc
Adrien Lavoillotte

@ "the one true commit" always works for me 😉
@GNi33
Lukas B Dot

@ $git commit -a -m "Basically started from scratch and rewrote everything. NBD."
@jo_Osiah
Josiah Sprague


@ Commit message: What's elvish for "I forgot.";)
@jordanpittman
Jordan Pittman


@ "because of my lack of commits. I have committed myself"
@StuRobson
Stuart Robson

@ "this is not the commit message you are looking for..." 😉
@gmoulin_dev
Guillaume Moulin