From: "Junio C Hamano" <>
To: "Ken Tanzer" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:04 PM
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.

Stefan Beller <> writes:

I do have this global config
regarding line endings.


Do you have one of these line ending conversion settings active in your config file?

It sounds like the 'git am' script may be silencing the warnings too aggressively if that is the case.

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