git-mailinfo

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



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

SYNOPSIS
       git mailinfo [-k|-b] [-u | --encoding=<encoding> | -n] [--scissors]
       <msg> <patch>

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       -k
           Usually the program cleans up the Subject: header line to extract
           the title line for the commit log message, among which (1) remove
           Re: or re:, (2) leading whitespaces, (3) [ up to ], typically
           [PATCH], and then prepends "[PATCH] ". This flag forbids this
           munging, and is most useful when used to read back git format-patch
           -k output.

       -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 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.

       --encoding=<encoding>
           Similar to -u but if the local convention is different from what is
           specified by i18n.commitencoding, this flag can be used to override
           it.

       -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.

           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 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.

AUTHOR
       Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org[1]> and Junio C Hamano
       <gitster@pobox.com[2]>

DOCUMENTATION
       Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list
       <git@vger.kernel.org[3]>.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
        1. torvalds@osdl.org
           mailto:torvalds@osdl.org

        2. gitster@pobox.com
           mailto:gitster@pobox.com

        3. git@vger.kernel.org
           mailto:git@vger.kernel.org



Git 1.7.1                         03/23/2016                   GIT-MAILINFO(1)