> BTW in light of the discussion we are having elsewhere I just need to > point out that it was *dramatically* faster for me to edit run-command.c, > find "hooks/" and adjust the code manually than it would have been to save > the diff and apply it. > > That's because I do not have advanced tooling on top of email (and I also > could not handle mutt, so I am stuck with a not-really-scriptable email > client). > > Just sayin'.
I ran into the same problem, just for a larger patch, so I figured I can download that from the public inbox and git-am it locally. So I maneuvered to the cover letter of the patch series I am interested in and downloaded the series as a mbox.gz. However git-am choked on the cover-letter with: > Patch is empty. Was it split wrong? > When you have resolved this problem, run "git am --continue". > If you prefer to skip this patch, run "git am --skip" instead. > To restore the original branch and stop patching, run "git am --abort". The way forward from here was to `git am --skip` the first mail (the cover letter) and the rest got applied cleanly. So as a discussion starter: * Should git am skip a patch 00/XX automatically ? It is obviously a cover letter, which may be text only or has an intra diff to a prior version. Neither is what we want for now. Although there is this other discussion of storing the cover letter, so maybe an empty patch that is numbered 0 is fine to skip for now? Once the discussion settles whether we want to store it in branch.<name>.description or as an empty commit at the end or at the beginning * Should the public-inbox offer another link to patches 1-n, without the cover letter? Or should it add instructions: If this is a patch series you can apply it locally as: curl <link> >tmpXXX git am tmpXXX && git am --skip && git am --continue I tend to favor the first option of Git learning how to process the cover letter more easily. Thanks, Stefan  https://public-inbox.org/git/20160815230702.30817-1-jacob.e.kel...@intel.com/  https://public-inbox.org/git/20160815230702.30817-1-jacob.e.kel...@intel.com/t.mbox.gz as found in > Thread overview: 4+ messages in thread (expand / mbox.gz / Atom feed / [top]) > 2016-08-15 23:06 Jacob Keller [this message] > 2016-08-15 23:07 ` [PATCH v6 1/3] diff.c: remove output_prefix_length field > Jacob Keller > 2016-08-15 23:07 ` [PATCH v6 2/3] graph: add support for --line-prefix on all > graph-aware output Jacob Keller > 2016-08-15 23:07 ` [PATCH v6 3/3] diff: add SUBMODULE_DIFF format to display > submodule diff Jacob Keller -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html