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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] [--[no-]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 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:

	   o   Leading and trailing whitespace.

	   o   Leading Re:, re:, and :.

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

	   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.

	   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.

	   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.

GIT
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Git 1.8.5.3				    01/14/2014				  GIT-MAILINFO(1)
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