On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 09:06:57AM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote: > Jeff King wrote: > > > Internally, we keep track of whether the author or committer > > ident information was provided by the user, or whether it > > was implicitly determined by the system. However, there is > > currently no way for external programs or scripts to get > > this information > > What are the intended semantics? If my machine has /etc/mailname > filled out, is that an implicit identity? How about if I set the > EMAIL envvar but not GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL? > > If external scripts are going to start using this mechanism, they will > need answers to these questions to support users that run into > configuration problems. A few words on this in the documentation > could probably help.
The intent is to make git's internal rules (whatever they may be) available to calling scripts. But I agree those rules should be spelled out now that they are becoming a more visible interface. I'll update the documentation. > On most machines I have the EMAIL envvar set explicitly, but in the > recent past I relied on /etc/mailname on some others, so I'm also > genuinely curious about the use case here (and too lazy to dig it up). Right now EMAIL is explicit, but `id`@`cat /etc/mailname` is not. I think changing that would be a separate issue, though (and I'm not sure whether it is a good idea; my /etc/mailname is not an email address I would want to use). -Peff -- 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