GIT-MAILINFO(1)                    Git Manual                    GIT-MAILINFO(1)

       git-mailinfo - Extracts patch and authorship from a single e-mail message

       git mailinfo [-k|-b] [-u | --encoding=<encoding> | -n] [--[no-]scissors] <msg> <patch>

       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 git-am(1) instead.

           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.

           Specifically, the following are removed until none of them remain:

           •   Leading and trailing whitespace.

           •   Leading Re:, re:, and :.

           •   Leading bracketed strings (between [ and ], usually [PATCH]).

           Finally, runs of whitespace are normalized to a single ASCII space

           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".

           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.

           Note that the patch is always used as-is without charset conversion,
           even with this flag.

           Similar to -u. But when re-coding, the charset specified here is used
           instead of the one specified by i18n.commitencoding or UTF-8.

           Disable all charset re-coding of the metadata.

       -m, --message-id
           Copy the Message-ID header at the end of the commit message. This is
           useful in order to associate commits with mailing list discussions.

           Remove everything in body before a scissors line (e.g. "-- >8 --").
           The line represents scissors and perforation marks, and is used to
           request the reader to cut the message at that line. If that 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.

           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.

           This can be enabled by default with the configuration option

           Ignore scissors lines. Useful for overriding mailinfo.scissors

           The commit log message extracted from e-mail, usually except the
           title line which comes from e-mail Subject.

           The patch extracted from e-mail.

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.30.0                         12/28/2020                    GIT-MAILINFO(1)