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git-mailinfo(1)
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NAME
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git-mailinfo - Extracts patch and authorship from a single e-mail message
SYNOPSIS
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[verse]
'git mailinfo' [-k|-b] [-u | --encoding=<encoding> | -n] [--scissors] <msg> <patch>
DESCRIPTION
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Reads a single e-mail message from the standard input, and
writes the commit log message in <msg> file, and the patches in
<patch> file. The author name, e-mail and e-mail subject are
written out to the standard output to be used by 'git am'
to create a commit. It is usually not necessary to use this
command directly. See linkgit:git-am[1] instead.
OPTIONS
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-k::
Usually the program removes email cruft from the Subject:
header line to extract the title line for the commit log
message. This option prevents this munging, and is most
useful when used to read back 'git format-patch -k' output.
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Specifically, the following are removed until none of them remain:
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* Leading and trailing whitespace.
* Leading `Re:`, `re:`, and `:`.
* Leading bracketed strings (between `[` and `]`, usually
`[PATCH]`).
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Finally, runs of whitespace are normalized to a single ASCII space
character.
-b::
When -k is not in effect, all leading strings bracketed with '['
and ']' pairs are stripped. This option limits the stripping to
only the pairs whose bracketed string contains the word "PATCH".
-u::
The commit log message, author name and author email are
taken from the e-mail, and after minimally decoding MIME
transfer encoding, re-coded in the charset specified by
i18n.commitencoding (defaulting to UTF-8) by transliterating
them. This used to be optional but now it is the default.
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Note that the patch is always used as-is without charset
conversion, even with this flag.
--encoding=<encoding>::
Similar to -u. But when re-coding, the charset specified here is
used instead of the one specified by i18n.commitencoding or UTF-8.
-n::
Disable all charset re-coding of the metadata.
--scissors::
Remove everything in body before a scissors line. A line that
mainly consists of scissors (either ">8" or "8<") and perforation
(dash "-") marks is called a scissors line, and is used to request
the reader to cut the message at that line. If such a line
appears in the body of the message before the patch, everything
before it (including the scissors line itself) is ignored when
this option is used.
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This is useful if you want to begin your message in a discussion thread
with comments and suggestions on the message you are responding to, and to
conclude it with a patch submission, separating the discussion and the
beginning of the proposed commit log message with a scissors line.
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This can enabled by default with the configuration option mailinfo.scissors.
--no-scissors::
Ignore scissors lines. Useful for overriding mailinfo.scissors settings.
<msg>::
The commit log message extracted from e-mail, usually
except the title line which comes from e-mail Subject.
<patch>::
The patch extracted from e-mail.
GIT
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Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite
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