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authorMatt McCutchen <>2008-08-14 17:37:41 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-08-15 00:49:12 (GMT)
commitf491239170cb1463c7c3cd970862d6de636ba787 (patch)
tree843b70fbd715b6630fc181009abd08152a2cbb44 /Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
parent7950659dc9ef7f2b50b18010622299c508bfdfc3 (diff)
git format-patch documentation: clarify what --cover-letter does
Signed-off-by: Matt McCutchen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
index 010d9e4..adb4ea7 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
@@ -147,9 +147,9 @@ include::diff-options.txt[]
to any configured headers, and may be used multiple times.
- Generate a cover letter template. You still have to fill in
- a description, but the shortlog and the diffstat will be
- generated for you.
+ In addition to the patches, generate a cover letter file
+ containing the shortlog and the overall diffstat. You can
+ fill in a description in the file before sending it out.
Instead of using `.patch` as the suffix for generated