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Short and clear, thank you for this article!
I tend to use emojis for the type - it shows the type of the commit at first glance, e.g.:

βž• :heavy_plus_sign: when adding a file or implementing a feature
πŸ”¨ :hammer: when fixing a bug or issue
πŸ’š :green_heart: when improving code or comments
⚑ :zap: when improving performance
πŸ“œ :scroll: when updating docs or readme
πŸ”‘ :key: when dealing with security
πŸ” :repeat: when updating dependencies or data
βœ… :white_check_mark: when a new release was built
πŸ‘• :shirt: when refactoring or removing linter warnings
❌ :x: when removing code or files

... and looks awesome in the commit history:


Thank You 😊


I LOVE THIS. I might even print it out and stick on my wall. Thankyou!


You're welcome 😊


I hate when people do stuff like this. It just looks confusing in the git log. Just use unicode emojis instead, they work everywhere.

BTW my favourite emojis for commit messages: πŸŽ†πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ˜–πŸ’’πŸ˜… (I usually put them at the end of the commit message though)


Thank you for this valuable addition. Most of the terminals / bash / consoles support way more than unicode emojis nowadays. So that shouldn't be a problem for most of us. Here is, what my git log looks like:

Unicode emojis are standardized though, while the :: notation is not.


I never thought to use emojis for that LOL. THIS'LL HELP ME A LOT. 🀩


Glad I could help 😊


I've seen emojis being used in some projects but they always seemed intimidating to me, I'll have to look more into how to use them


It needs a little time to getting used to it, but then you don't want to be without it anymore, I promise πŸ˜‚


That's pretty awesome and fun way to write commit message!


Exactly what I experienced πŸ‘πŸ»


Wow, it looks so awesome.
Tnx for sharing your tips :)


My pleasure 😊


I think it would be better to write a complete post about the way you are using Emojis!
Keep it up ;)


Thank you for this suggestion and the encouragement - I'll draft this to my list of post ideas πŸ‘πŸ»

Nice to hear that you found my suggestion cool.
I'm waiting for your amazing post.

Keep Moving Forward ツ

Code with πŸ’›



I ALWAYS forget that emojis are valid in all kinds of spaces now. I often use them in debug console messages to make it visual and easy to search, but using them in this git commit message format is super handy. Thanks for the recommendation!


You're very welcome, I'm glad it's useful for you 😊


Thanks for your tip!

Here is the web for other Git emoji ideas: gitmoji.carloscuesta.me/

For me, it looks too much to remember,

so I just use some emojis to keep it simple:

πŸŽ‰ :tada: initial commit πŸŽ‰

πŸš€ :rocket: [Add] when implementing a new feature

πŸ”¨ :hammer: [Fix] when fixing a bug or issue

🎨 :art: [Refactor] when refactor/improving code

🚧 :construction: [WIP]

πŸ“ :pencil: [Minor] Some small updates


My pleasure 😊
This is also a nice interpretation, in the end it's a matter of taste, I think.


It is too much to remember. I use github.com/carloscuesta/gitmoji-cli so that I don't have to remember which emoji is used for which type. It's a git commit hook, so I just do git commit, and it interactively helps me pick the appropriate emoji, write my commit message, and then drops it into my editor to make changes as needed.

If you must use an additional tool to remember your emoji meaning, I bet other too are lost for the interpretation of the emoji, once the wow effect has passed, I think words are much easier and quicker to understand :)

I almost always use both: emoji for recognizing the commit type at first glance and text for a clear and unambiguous description πŸ‘πŸ»

yes but even for the commit type, I find a word more meaningful than an emoji (and new people on the project / people reading commits without being part of the project) don't need to learn what emoji corresponds to what :).

You make using emojis sound like rocket science πŸ˜… we're talking about little pictures with clear content. A hammer is for fixing something, a scroll is for something documentation related. There really isn't much to learn πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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