On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 05:31:47PM -0400, Dale R. Worley wrote:
> Notice that the whole commit message has been formatted as if it is
> part of the Subject line, and the line breaks in the commit message
> have been refilled.
> The file Documentation/SubmittingPatches says that "git format-patch"
> produces patches in the best format, but the manual page shows an
> example more like this:
> From 8f72bad1baf19a53459661343e21d6491c3908d3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Tony Luck <tony.l...@intel.com>
> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:42:54 -0700
> Subject: [PATCH] Put ia64 config files on the
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> arch/arm config files were slimmed down using a python script
> (See commit c2330e286f68f1c408b4aa6515ba49d57f05beae comment)
> That is, the first line of the commit message is in the Subject and
> the remaining lines are in the message body. As far as I can tell,
> that's what SubmittingPatches prescribes. And that is what I see in
> the Git mailing list on vger.
> (This is with git 18.104.22.168.)
> Exactly how should the commit message be inserted into the patch
> e-mail? What needs to be updated so the code is consistent with the
By default, the subject of a single patch is "[PATCH] " followed
by the concatenation of lines from the commit message up to the
first blank line (see the DISCUSSION section of git-commit(1)).
I think that accurately describes what you're seeing. The referenced
DISCUSSION section describes how to write a commit message that is
formatted in a suitable way, with a short first subject line and then a
blank line before the body of the message.
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