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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-08-30 00:21:06 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-08-30 00:21:06 (GMT)
commitf85a41916163097c3c307ac45d1a935564c52bf0 (patch)
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Accumulated documentation updates.
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -3,30 +3,57 @@ git-mailinfo(1)
-git-mailinfo - Some git command not yet documented.
+git-mailinfo - Extracts patch from a single e-mail message.
-'git-mailinfo' [ --option ] <args>...
+'git-mailinfo' [-k] [-u] <msg> <patch>
-Does something not yet documented.
+Reading a single e-mail message from the standard input, and
+writes the commit log message in <msg> file, and the patches in
+<patch> file. The author name, e-mail and e-mail subject are
+written out to the standard output to be used by git-applypatch
+to create a commit. It is usually not necessary to use this
+command directly.
- Some option not yet documented.
+ Usually the program 'cleans up' the Subject: header line
+ to extract the title line for the commit log message,
+ among which (1) remove 'Re:' or 're:', (2) leading
+ whitespaces, (3) '[' up to ']', typically '[PATCH]', and
+ then prepends "[PATCH] ". This flag forbids this
+ munging, and is most useful when used to read back 'git
+ format-patch --mbox' output.
+ By default, the commit log message, author name and
+ author email are taken from the e-mail without any
+ charset conversion, after minimally decoding MIME
+ transfer encoding. This flag causes the resulting
+ commit to be encoded in utf-8 by transliterating them.
+ Note that the patch is always used as is without charset
+ conversion, even with this flag.
- Some argument not yet documented.
+ The commit log message extracted from e-mail, usually
+ except the title line which comes from e-mail Subject.
+ The patch extracted from e-mail.
-Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Written by Linus Torvalds <> and
+Junio C Hamano <>