On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Matthieu Moy
<matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> wrote:
> 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?

It's useful in the opposite cases: when the command *not* run from a
script, or an alias.

-- 
Felipe Contreras
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