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authorJonathan Nieder <>2011-04-15 02:32:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-04-15 20:28:03 (GMT)
commit967ab8efd7f294c05b57db600c4e548d7c4f8b2f (patch)
treed7854a99c4b5be2c93c2fd5ffa1bf5401fe25b79 /Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
parentdc53151f02ce05f21641895f08808ff7caa9854f (diff)
Documentation: publicize KMail hints for sending patches inline
These hints are in git's private SubmittingPatches document but a wider audience might be interested. Move them to the "git format-patch" manpage. I'm not sure what gotchas these hints are meant to work around. They might be completely false. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -415,6 +415,22 @@ There is a script in contrib/thunderbird-patch-inline which can help
you include patches with Thunderbird in an easy way. To use it, do the
steps above and then use the script as the external editor.
+This should help you to submit patches inline using KMail.
+1. Prepare the patch as a text file.
+2. Click on New Mail.
+3. Go under "Options" in the Composer window and be sure that
+ "Word wrap" is not set.
+4. Use Message -> Insert file... and insert the patch.
+5. Back in the compose window: add whatever other text you wish to the
+ message, complete the addressing and subject fields, and press send.