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From: Sergey Organov <sorganov@gmail.com>
To: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
Cc: Firmin Martin <firminmartin24@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmail.com>,
	Erik Faye-Lund <kusmabite@gmail.com>,
	Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 0/8] format-patch: introduce --confirm-overwrite
Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 17:02:54 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87sg2ybq0h.fsf@osv.gnss.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <60949be8613c1_8c2220882@natae.notmuch> (Felipe Contreras's message of "Thu, 06 May 2021 20:46:16 -0500")

Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com> writes:

> Firmin Martin wrote:
>> Currently, git-format-patch, along with the option --cover-letter,
>> unconditionally overwrites a cover letter with the same name (if
>> present). Although this is a desired behaviour for patches which are
>> auto-generated from Git commits log, it might not be the case for a
>> cover letter whose the content is meticulously written manually.
>
> This is one of the reasons I never use git format-patch directly, but I
> use a tool on top: git send-series[1].
>
> It would be nice if git format-patch grabbed the text of the body from
> somewhere,

It does already. I use:

  git format-patch --cover-letter --cover-from-description=auto

that takes both subject and text for cover letter from branch
description.

> and even better if git branch learned --edit-cover-letter.

It reads:

  git branch --edit-description

Works for me.

-- Sergey Organov

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-07 14:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-06 16:50 Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 16:50 ` [PATCH v1 1/8] compat/terminal: let prompt accept input from pipe Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 23:37   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-07  4:54     ` Jeff King
2021-05-07  5:25       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-10  4:18       ` Firmin Martin
2021-05-10 21:32         ` Jeff King
2021-05-11  3:38           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11  6:10             ` Jeff King
2021-05-11  6:17               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11  6:37                 ` Jeff King
2021-05-06 16:50 ` [PATCH v1 2/8] format-patch: confirmation whenever patches exist Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 23:48   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-10  3:30     ` Firmin Martin
2021-05-10  7:32       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11  3:17         ` Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 16:50 ` [PATCH v1 3/8] format-patch: add config option confirmOverwrite Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 16:50 ` [PATCH v1 4/8] format-patch: add the option --confirm-overwrite Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 16:50 ` [PATCH v1 5/8] t4014: test patches overwrite confirmation Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 16:51 ` [PATCH v1 6/8] t4014: fix tests overwriting cover letter in silent Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 16:51 ` [PATCH v1 7/8] doc/format-patch: describe --confirm-overwrite Firmin Martin
2021-05-07  3:32   ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-10  4:22     ` Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 16:51 ` [PATCH v1 8/8] config/format: describe format.confirmOverwrite Firmin Martin
2021-05-06 22:33 ` [PATCH v1 0/8] format-patch: introduce --confirm-overwrite Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11  0:18   ` Firmin Martin
2021-05-07  1:46 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-07  8:55   ` Denton Liu
2021-05-11  1:09     ` Firmin Martin
2021-05-11  5:12       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11  5:03     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-07 14:02   ` Sergey Organov [this message]
2021-05-11  0:46   ` Firmin Martin
2021-05-10 12:02 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

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