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When I am writing a commit, I usually have the format:

filename: add something

I want commit to automatically add filename into the commit message, is that possible?

I know about commit templates, is there any variable I can use?

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Although not an answer to your question: git already stores which files were added, so it's not really interesting to add as a comment. Better would be to add the reason (e.g. feature / bugfix /etc) why you added anything, also see programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/146127/… –  Matthijs P Apr 3 '14 at 15:18

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