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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.

       -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
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.13.2			  06/24/2017		       GIT-MAILINFO(1)

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