On Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 05:13:51PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> I have some contributors who consistently put their commentary
> *before* the "---" line rather than *after* it, presumably with the
> notion that it is some kind of "cover text". This messes with "git
> am", and so I end up having to edit those posts manually.
> I have tried git am --scissors and it doesn't seem to solve the problem.
> Is there any other option which can be used to automatically process
> such a patch?
If I understand your issue, somebody is writing:
Subject: [PATCH] subject line
commit message body
some cover letter material that should go below the "---"
[diffstat + diff]
How do you know when the commit message body ends, and the cover letter
begins? We already have two machine-readable formats for separating the
two ("---" after the commit message, and "-- >8 --" scissors before). Is
there some machine-readable hint? Is it always the paragraph before the
"---"? Chopping that off unconditionally seems like a dangerous
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