Jeremiah Mahler <jmmah...@gmail.com> writes:
> Added option that allows a signature file to be used with format-patch
> so that signatures with newlines and other special characters can be
> easily included.
s/Added option/Add an option/. I do not think "with newlines and
other special characters" is the primary issue---isn't it more about
"I have chosen to use this mail-signature; do not force me to retype
the same all the time"?
> $ git format-patch --signature-file ~/.signature -1
The recommended command-line convention (see gitcli(7)) is to use
"--option=value", so an example would be better to follow it, i.e.
$ git format-patch -1 --signature-file=$HOME/.signature
> The config variable format.signaturefile is also provided so that it
> can be added by default.
> $ git config format.signaturefile ~/.signature
> $ git format-patch -1
To countermand the configuration variable for a specific run:
$ git format-patch -1 --signature="This time only"
$ git format-patch -1 --signature ;# to use the default
$ git format-patch -1 --signature="" ;# to add nothing
is also needed here, I think. Similarly, these two needs to be
tested in the test scripts you are modifying. Specifically:
> +test_expect_success 'format-patch --no-signature and --signature-file OK' '
> + git format-patch --stdout --no-signature
> --signature-file=mail-signature -1
should not just make sure "format-patch" does _something_, but needs
to make sure it does not contain the contents of the configured mail
I didn't see offhand if the tests make sure that a configured mail
signature can be overriden from the command line. I think you would
want to test, with format-patch.signature-file pointing at the
mail-signature file, at least these three cases:
- Run "format-patch --no-signature" and make sure that stops the
contents from mail-signature file from being shown, and instead
no mail-signature is given.
- Run "format-patch --signature='this time only'" and make sure
that stops the contents from mail-signature file from being shown
and "this time only" is used instead.
- Run "format-patch --signature-file=another-mail-signature" and
make sure that stops the contents from mail-signature file from
being shown and the contents from the other file is used instead.
Test for these "negative cases" is often what we forget, when we are
thrilled to show off that the shiny new feature works as expected.
We need to ensure that the ways to stop the shiny new feature from
kicking in will not be broken as well.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html