Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:

> 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

Then, what's the point in having a --cover-letter option?

"git -c" is a good last-chance solution, but when we provide the same
feature as a command-line option and as a configuration option, I can
see no reason to add subtle difference between them.

Matthieu Moy
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