Every so often, I search 'git send-email --help' to remember some option I've used in the past, only to discover that the option is documented instead in 'git format-patch --help'. Worse, even that command didn't document the option I was looking for today, which was how to include 'git notes' in the body of the commits I was mailing. Reading 'git notes --help' didn't mention this either, and I had to resort to searching the source code. It can't hurt to add some documentation to make this option less obscure.
* git-notes.txt: Mention that --notes option exists in many commands to override defaults. * git-format-patch.txt: Include pretty-options, for things like --notes. * git-send-email.txt: Mention that revision lists forwarded to format-patch can also include options. Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <ebl...@redhat.com> --- Documentation/git-format-patch.txt | 2 ++ Documentation/git-notes.txt | 6 ++++-- Documentation/git-send-email.txt | 3 ++- 3 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt index 6d43f56..a068f37 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt @@ -222,6 +222,8 @@ you can use `--suffix=-patch` to get `0001-description-of-my-change-patch`. range are always formatted as creation patches, independently of this flag. +include::pretty-options.txt + CONFIGURATION ------------- You can specify extra mail header lines to be added to each message, diff --git a/Documentation/git-notes.txt b/Documentation/git-notes.txt index b95aafa..be9e60f 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-notes.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-notes.txt @@ -39,8 +39,10 @@ message stored in the commit object, the notes are indented like the message, after an unindented line saying "Notes (<refname>):" (or "Notes:" for `refs/notes/commits`). -To change which notes are shown by 'git log', see the -"notes.displayRef" configuration in linkgit:git-log. +To change which notes are shown by default in 'git log', see the +"notes.displayRef" configuration in linkgit:git-log. Also, +many commands understand a `--notes` option to alter the set of +notes displayed (see linkgit:git-rev-list). See the "notes.rewrite.<command>" configuration for a way to carry notes across commands that rewrite commits. diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt index eeb561c..450d975 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt @@ -18,7 +18,8 @@ Takes the patches given on the command line and emails them out. Patches can be specified as files, directories (which will send all files in the directory), or directly as a revision list. In the last case, any format accepted by linkgit:git-format-patch can -be passed to git send-email. +be passed to git send-email, including additional command line +options such as `--cover-letter` or `--notes`. The header of the email is configurable by command line options. If not specified on the command line, the user will be prompted with a ReadLine -- 126.96.36.199 -- 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