On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:10:23PM +0200, Swift Geek wrote:

> git-am seems to add backslash that escapes double quote character, example
> git format-patch
> From 63da989a5295214f9bd06cd7b409a86a65241eea Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: "Sebastian \"Swift Geek\" Grzywna" <swiftg...@gmail.com>

This looks correct; the output of format-patch is an rfc2822 message,
and it requires this quoting.

The part you don't show, and that I think is wrong, is that if you then
"git am" this patch, it pulls the backslashes into the commit object.
The culprit looks like "parse_mail()" in builtin/am.c (or possibly
mailinfo() that it calls), which blindly picks up the name portion
without doing any rfc2822 de-quoting.

I don't think we have any existing de-quoting routines to plug in, so
fixing it would probably start with writing one.


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