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From: Jeff King <>
To: Drew DeVault <>
Cc: "Junio C Hamano" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] git-send-email: die if sendmail.* config is set
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:33:36 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 04:21:42PM -0400, Drew DeVault wrote:

> I've seen several people mis-configure git send-email on their first
> attempt because they set the sendmail.* config options - not
> sendemail.*. This patch detects this mistake and bails out with a
> friendly warning.

This basically claims the "sendmail.*" namespace for send-email. Not
strictly, but if we're going to warn about anything set in it, it
effectively shuts out other uses.

I'm OK with that, but if we're going to do so, should we perhaps just
say "sendmail.* is an alias for sendemail.*"? Then rather than getting a
warning, this mistake would Just Work.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-20 17:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-18 20:21 [PATCH v2] git-send-email: die if sendmail.* config is set Drew DeVault
2020-07-18 20:38 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-19  6:07   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-20 17:33 ` Jeff King [this message]
2020-07-20 17:40   ` Drew DeVault
2020-07-24  0:42     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-24  0:43       ` Drew DeVault
2020-07-24  0:59         ` Junio C Hamano

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