On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 9:50 AM, Matthieu Moy
<matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> wrote:
> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
>> So, I'm a user that does 'git format-patch --cover-letter=auto origin'
>> so I don't have the format.coverletter=auto configuration. Why? Why am
>> I not setting that configuration, and why am I running
>> --cover-letter=auto?
> The command may well be ran from a script or alias.

Wouldn't this work for both cases?

% git -c format.coverletter=auto format-patch

> It is good in
> general to give the user/script writer a simple way to get predictible
> behavior regardless of the configuration.

Predictable means when the user does X, (s)he would know what would be
the outcome. But if the user never does X, it doesn't matter.

Felipe Contreras
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