Show that git format-patch can have a cover letter, include patch commentary below the three dashes, and notes can also be included.
Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> --- Documentation/user-manual.txt | 5 +++++ 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+) diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt index 85651b5..d918c53 100644 --- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt +++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt @@ -1787,6 +1787,11 @@ $ git format-patch origin will produce a numbered series of files in the current directory, one for each patch in the current branch but not in origin/HEAD. +`git format-patch` can include an initial "cover letter". You can insert +a commentary on individual patches using a three dash line after the +commit message, and before the patch itself. `git format-patch --notes` +(v1.8.1) will include the commit's notes in the similar manner. + You can then import these into your mail client and send them by hand. However, if you have a lot to send at once, you may prefer to use the linkgit:git-send-email script to automate the process. -- 1.7.11.msysgit.1 -- 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