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git stripspace

Read text (e.g. commit messages, notes, tags, and branch descriptions) from the standard input and clean it into the manner used by Git. More information: https://git-scm.com/docs/git-stripspace.

  • Trim whitespace from a file:

cat {{path/to/file}} | git stripspace

  • Trim whitespace and Git comments from a file:

cat {{path/to/file}} | git stripspace --strip-comments

  • Convert all lines in a file into Git comments:

git stripspace --comment-lines < {{path/to/file}}