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

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. -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. --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 be 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-am - Apply a series of patches from a mailbox SYNOPSIS
git am [--signoff] [--keep] [--[no-]keep-cr] [--[no-]utf8] [--3way] [--interactive] [--committer-date-is-author-date] [--ignore-date] [--ignore-space-change | --ignore-whitespace] [--whitespace=<option>] [-C<n>] [-p<n>] [--directory=<dir>] [--exclude=<path>] [--include=<path>] [--reject] [-q | --quiet] [--[no-]scissors] [(<mbox> | <Maildir>)...] git am (--continue | --skip | --abort) DESCRIPTION
Splits mail messages in a mailbox into commit log message, authorship information and patches, and applies them to the current branch. OPTIONS
(<mbox>|<Maildir>)... The list of mailbox files to read patches from. If you do not supply this argument, the command reads from the standard input. If you supply directories, they will be treated as Maildirs. -s, --signoff Add a Signed-off-by: line to the commit message, using the committer identity of yourself. -k, --keep Pass -k flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)). --keep-non-patch Pass -b flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)). --[no-]keep-cr With --keep-cr, call git mailsplit (see git-mailsplit(1)) with the same option, to prevent it from stripping CR at the end of lines. am.keepcr configuration variable can be used to specify the default behaviour. --no-keep-cr is useful to override am.keepcr. -c, --scissors Remove everything in body before a scissors line (see git-mailinfo(1)). --no-scissors Ignore scissors lines (see git-mailinfo(1)). -q, --quiet Be quiet. Only print error messages. -u, --utf8 Pass -u flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)). The proposed commit log message taken from the e-mail is re-coded into UTF-8 encoding (configuration variable i18n.commitencoding can be used to specify project's preferred encoding if it is not UTF-8). This was optional in prior versions of git, but now it is the default. You can use --no-utf8 to override this. --no-utf8 Pass -n flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)). -3, --3way When the patch does not apply cleanly, fall back on 3-way merge if the patch records the identity of blobs it is supposed to apply to and we have those blobs available locally. --ignore-date, --ignore-space-change, --ignore-whitespace, --whitespace=<option>, -C<n>, -p<n>, --directory=<dir>, --exclude=<path>, --include=<path>, --reject These flags are passed to the git apply (see git-apply(1)) program that applies the patch. -i, --interactive Run interactively. --committer-date-is-author-date By default the command records the date from the e-mail message as the commit author date, and uses the time of commit creation as the committer date. This allows the user to lie about the committer date by using the same value as the author date. --ignore-date By default the command records the date from the e-mail message as the commit author date, and uses the time of commit creation as the committer date. This allows the user to lie about the author date by using the same value as the committer date. --skip Skip the current patch. This is only meaningful when restarting an aborted patch. --continue, -r, --resolved After a patch failure (e.g. attempting to apply conflicting patch), the user has applied it by hand and the index file stores the result of the application. Make a commit using the authorship and commit log extracted from the e-mail message and the current index file, and continue. --resolvemsg=<msg> When a patch failure occurs, <msg> will be printed to the screen before exiting. This overrides the standard message informing you to use --resolved or --skip to handle the failure. This is solely for internal use between git rebase and git am. --abort Restore the original branch and abort the patching operation. DISCUSSION
The commit author name is taken from the "From: " line of the message, and commit author date is taken from the "Date: " line of the message. The "Subject: " line is used as the title of the commit, after stripping common prefix "[PATCH <anything>]". The "Subject: " line is supposed to concisely describe what the commit is about in one line of text. "From: " and "Subject: " lines starting the body override the respective commit author name and title values taken from the headers. The commit message is formed by the title taken from the "Subject: ", a blank line and the body of the message up to where the patch begins. Excess whitespace at the end of each line is automatically stripped. The patch is expected to be inline, directly following the message. Any line that is of the form: o three-dashes and end-of-line, or o a line that begins with "diff -", or o a line that begins with "Index: " is taken as the beginning of a patch, and the commit log message is terminated before the first occurrence of such a line. When initially invoking git am, you give it the names of the mailboxes to process. Upon seeing the first patch that does not apply, it aborts in the middle. You can recover from this in one of two ways: 1. skip the current patch by re-running the command with the --skip option. 2. hand resolve the conflict in the working directory, and update the index file to bring it into a state that the patch should have produced. Then run the command with the --resolved option. The command refuses to process new mailboxes until the current operation is finished, so if you decide to start over from scratch, run git am --abort before running the command with mailbox names. Before any patches are applied, ORIG_HEAD is set to the tip of the current branch. This is useful if you have problems with multiple commits, like running git am on the wrong branch or an error in the commits that is more easily fixed by changing the mailbox (e.g. errors in the "From:" lines). SEE ALSO
git-apply(1). GIT
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