Commit messages & Autolink

By default, when exporting content from GitBook to the Git repository, GitBook will generate a commit message based on the merged change request:

GITBOOK-14: Improve documentation about users management

If you want to automatically resolve your GitBook change request IDs (e.g. GITBOOK-123) in commits to links, you can enable this using GitHub’s Autolink references feature. See instructions on GitHub.

Use the following URL format, where space corresponds to your space’s URL:


Customize the commit message template

When using GitBook with a monorepo, or when you have specific guidelines for commit messages; you might want to customize the message used by GitBook when pushing a commit to Git.

The template can contain the following placeholders:

  • {change_request_number} unique numeric ID for the change request

  • {change_request_subject} the subject of the change request when merged, or No subject if none has been provided.

The default template is:

GITBOOK-{change_request_number}: {change_request_subject}

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