On Tue, 2012-11-13 at 14:55 -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote: > Joe Perches <j...@perches.com> writes: > > > (Sorry about the partial message. > > evolution and ctrl-enter sends, grumble...) > > > > If a file is deleted with git rm and a patch > > is then generated with git format-patch -M -D > > git am is unable to apply the resultant patch. > > > > Is this working as designed? > > I would say it is broken as designed and it is even documented. > > Please run "git format-patch --help | less" and then type > "/--irreversible-delete" to find: > > The resulting patch is not meant to be applied with patch nor > git apply; this is solely for people who want to just > concentrate on reviewing the text after the change.
yeah, it's just that not using -D can result in some unfortunately large patches being sent to mailing lists. I don't believe that reversibility is a really useful aspect of deletion patches when there are known git repositories involved. cheers, Joe -- 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