Referencing Tickets in Commit Messages

By placing a special keyword in a commit message the issue tracking system (pfSense Redmine) can associate a commit with a specific ticket automatically, creating a link in the ticket to the relevant commits.

When using these keywords immediately follow them by a # and then the ticket number, such as Ticket #1234. They are not case sensitive.

The following keywords will reference a ticket but take no action on the ticket status:

  • refs, references, IssueID, ticket, bug, feature, todo, redmine

The following keywords will not only reference the ticket, but automatically move the ticket to a feedback state:

  • fix, fixes, fixed, close, closes, closed, resolve, resolves, resolved, implement, implements, implemented, finish, finishes, finished

Keep this in mind when submitting changes in GitHub pull requests for existing issues.