[Bug 4021] New: Ability to edit commit message after branch

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Sun Aug 18 00:42:22 CDT 2013


          Priority: normal
            Bug ID: 4021
                CC: mercurial-devel at selenic.com
          Assignee: bugzilla at selenic.com
           Summary: Ability to edit commit message after branch
          Severity: feature
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: All
          Reporter: cowwoc at bbs.darktech.org
          Hardware: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
           Version: 2.7
         Component: histedit
           Product: Mercurial

I don't know if this RFE belongs to the "histedit" or "convert" command, but
I'd like to be able to edit a commit messages after a branching operation. See
http://stackoverflow.com/q/8161268/14731 for a related request by a different

Currently, histedit fails with "abort: cannot edit history that would orphan
nodes" and convert does not offer functionality for editing commit messages.

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