Tired of manually creating patch series emails?
git-publish prepares patches and stores them as git tags for future reference. It works with individual patches as well as patch series. Revision numbering is handled automatically.
No constraints are placed on git workflow, both vanilla git commands and custom workflow scripts are compatible with git-publish.
Email sending and pull requests are fully integrated so that publishing patches can be done in a single command.
Hook scripts are invoked during patch preparation so that custom checks or test runs can be automated.
How to install
Packages are available for:
- Fedora -
dnf install git-publish
- Debian and Ubuntu -
apt install git-publish
- RHEL and CentOS via EPEL -
yum install git-publish
You can also run git-publish from the source tree (useful for development). Assuming
~/bin is on
$ git clone https://github.com/stefanha/git-publish $ ln -s $PWD/git-publish/git-publish ~/bin/
git publish alias
git-publish --setup to install the git alias so you can invoke
git publish instead of
How it works
Send the initial patch series email like this:
$ git publish --to firstname.lastname@example.org --cc email@example.com
You will be prompted for a cover letter on a multi-patch series and you will be presented with a chance to review the emails before they are sent.
Sending successive revisions is easy, you don't need to repeat all the details since git-publish stores them for you:
$ git publish # to send v2, v3, etc
Read the man page here.