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From: Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
To: Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 2/4] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:52:48 -0400
Message-ID: <fd908bcc01884469dce966fbc384d6982687b4bd.1566258525.git.liu.denton@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <cover.1566258525.git.liu.denton@gmail.com>

In git-format-patch.txt, we were missing some key user information.
First of all, using the `--to` and `--cc` options don't override
`format.to` and `format.cc` variables, respectively. They add on to each
other. Document this.

In addition, document the special value of `--base=auto`.

Next, while we're at it, surround option arguments with <>.

Finally, document the `format.outputDirectory` config and change
`format.coverletter` to use camel case.

Signed-off-by: Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
---
 Documentation/git-format-patch.txt | 17 ++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
index b9b97e63ae..95bc4d53ca 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
@@ -17,9 +17,9 @@ SYNOPSIS
 		   [--signature-file=<file>]
 		   [-n | --numbered | -N | --no-numbered]
 		   [--start-number <n>] [--numbered-files]
-		   [--in-reply-to=Message-Id] [--suffix=.<sfx>]
+		   [--in-reply-to=<Message-Id>] [--suffix=.<sfx>]
 		   [--ignore-if-in-upstream]
-		   [--rfc] [--subject-prefix=Subject-Prefix]
+		   [--rfc] [--subject-prefix=<Subject-Prefix>]
 		   [(--reroll-count|-v) <n>]
 		   [--to=<email>] [--cc=<email>]
 		   [--[no-]cover-letter] [--quiet]
@@ -159,7 +159,7 @@ Beware that the default for 'git send-email' is to thread emails
 itself.  If you want `git format-patch` to take care of threading, you
 will want to ensure that threading is disabled for `git send-email`.
 
---in-reply-to=Message-Id::
+--in-reply-to=<Message-Id>::
 	Make the first mail (or all the mails with `--no-thread`) appear as a
 	reply to the given Message-Id, which avoids breaking threads to
 	provide a new patch series.
@@ -314,7 +314,8 @@ you can use `--suffix=-patch` to get `0001-description-of-my-change-patch`.
 --base=<commit>::
 	Record the base tree information to identify the state the
 	patch series applies to.  See the BASE TREE INFORMATION section
-	below for details.
+	below for details. If <commit> is "auto", a base commit is
+	automatically chosen.
 
 --root::
 	Treat the revision argument as a <revision range>, even if it
@@ -330,8 +331,9 @@ CONFIGURATION
 -------------
 You can specify extra mail header lines to be added to each message,
 defaults for the subject prefix and file suffix, number patches when
-outputting more than one patch, add "To" or "Cc:" headers, configure
-attachments, and sign off patches with configuration variables.
+outputting more than one patch, add "To:" or "Cc:" headers, configure
+attachments, change the patch output directory, and sign off patches
+with configuration variables.
 
 ------------
 [format]
@@ -343,7 +345,8 @@ attachments, and sign off patches with configuration variables.
 	cc = <email>
 	attach [ = mime-boundary-string ]
 	signOff = true
-	coverletter = auto
+	outputDirectory = <directory>
+	coverLetter = auto
 ------------
 
 
-- 
2.23.0.248.g3a9dd8fb08


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Thread overview: 91+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-19 23:52 [PATCH v2 0/4] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option Denton Liu
2019-08-19 23:52 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] t4014: clean up style Denton Liu
2019-08-20  2:41   ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-19 23:52 ` Denton Liu [this message]
2019-08-20  2:44   ` [PATCH v2 2/4] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Eric Sunshine
2019-08-20  7:07     ` Denton Liu
2019-08-19 23:52 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] config/format.txt: make clear the default value of format.coverLetter Denton Liu
2019-08-20  2:47   ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-19 23:52 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-letter option Denton Liu
2019-08-20  3:46   ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-20  7:18 ` [PATCH v3 00/13] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option (also t4014 cleanup) Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 01/13] t4014: drop unnecessary blank lines from test cases Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 02/13] t4014: s/expected/expect/ Denton Liu
2019-08-20 21:31     ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 03/13] t4014: move closing sq onto its own line Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 04/13] t4014: use sq for test case names Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 05/13] t4014: remove spaces after redirect operators Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 06/13] t4014: use indentable here-docs Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 07/13] t4014: drop redirections to /dev/null Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 08/13] t4014: use test_line_count() where possible Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 09/13] t4014: remove confusing pipe in check_threading() Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 10/13] t4014: stop losing return codes of git commands Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:31     ` Denton Liu
2019-08-20 19:04       ` Johannes Sixt
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 11/13] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-08-21 18:26     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 12/13] config/format.txt: specify default value of format.coverLetter Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 13/13] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option Denton Liu
2019-08-21 19:32     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-23 18:15       ` Denton Liu
2019-08-23 18:46         ` Philip Oakley
2019-08-23 20:18           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-24  8:03             ` Denton Liu
2019-08-24 13:59               ` Philip Oakley
2019-08-26 14:30                 ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-26 14:26               ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-26 16:05                 ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-22 20:18   ` [PATCH v3 00/13] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option (also t4014 cleanup) Junio C Hamano
2019-08-23 18:19     ` Denton Liu
2019-08-23 20:25       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-24  8:25   ` [PATCH 00/13] format-patch: clean up tests and documentation Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 01/13] t4014: drop unnecessary blank lines from test cases Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 02/13] t4014: s/expected/expect/ Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 03/13] t4014: move closing sq onto its own line Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 04/13] t4014: use sq for test case names Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 05/13] t4014: remove spaces after redirect operators Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 06/13] t4014: use indentable here-docs Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 07/13] t4014: drop redirections to /dev/null Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 08/13] t4014: let sed open its own files Denton Liu
2019-08-26  0:42       ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 09/13] t4014: use test_line_count() where possible Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 10/13] t4014: remove confusing pipe in check_threading() Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 11/13] t4014: stop losing return codes of git commands Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 12/13] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-08-26 15:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-26 16:07         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 13/13] config/format.txt: specify default value of format.coverLetter Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:28     ` [PATCH 00/13] format-patch: clean up tests and documentation Denton Liu
2019-08-26 15:21       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-27  4:04     ` [PATCH v2 " Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:04       ` [PATCH v2 01/13] t4014: drop unnecessary blank lines from test cases Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:04       ` [PATCH v2 02/13] t4014: s/expected/expect/ Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:04       ` [PATCH v2 03/13] t4014: move closing sq onto its own line Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:04       ` [PATCH v2 04/13] t4014: use sq for test case names Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 05/13] t4014: remove spaces after redirect operators Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 06/13] t4014: use indentable here-docs Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 07/13] t4014: drop redirections to /dev/null Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 08/13] t4014: let sed open its own files Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 09/13] t4014: use test_line_count() where possible Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 10/13] t4014: remove confusing pipe in check_threading() Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 11/13] t4014: stop losing return codes of git commands Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 12/13] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 13/13] config/format.txt: specify default value of format.coverLetter Denton Liu
2019-09-04 11:21       ` [PATCH v2 00/13] format-patch: clean up tests and documentation Denton Liu
2019-09-05 19:56         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-05 21:40           ` Denton Liu
2019-10-11 19:12   ` [PATCH v4 0/3] format-patch: learn --cover-from-description option Denton Liu
2019-10-11 19:12     ` [PATCH v4 1/3] format-patch: remove erroneous and condition Denton Liu
2019-10-11 19:12     ` [PATCH v4 2/3] format-patch: use enum variables Denton Liu
2019-10-12  2:16       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-11 19:12     ` [PATCH v4 3/3] format-patch: teach --cover-from-description option Denton Liu
2019-10-12  2:36       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-11 19:23     ` [PATCH v4 4/3] fixup! " Denton Liu
2019-10-12  4:18     ` [PATCH v4 0/3] format-patch: learn " Junio C Hamano
2019-10-14 20:46     ` [PATCH v5 " Denton Liu
2019-10-14 20:46       ` [PATCH v5 1/3] format-patch: change erroneous and condition Denton Liu
2019-10-15  2:16         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-15  3:45           ` Denton Liu
2019-10-14 20:47       ` [PATCH v5 2/3] format-patch: use enum variables Denton Liu
2019-10-14 20:47       ` [PATCH v5 3/3] format-patch: teach --cover-from-description option Denton Liu
2019-10-15  2:25         ` Junio C Hamano

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