Ken Tanzer <> writes:

>> I am not very much surprised if such a file misbehaves, because the
>> "format-patch | am" pipeline is designed to be used on patches that
>> can be transferred in plain-text e-mail safely.  Long lines should
>> probably be OK, but mixed CRLF, CR and LF may be problematic.
> I'm not sure I understand this comment.  format-patch seems to work
> fine on binary files.


The problematic is when you tell it to process text files, taking
into account various common text breakages may be introduced to the
payload, and line-end conversion is among the operations that the
user may be telling it to munge the perfectly-fine input, in an
attempt to compensate.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at

Reply via email to