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authorTrent Piepho <>2009-05-12 22:48:56 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-05-14 03:54:57 (GMT)
commit09caa24facae88e19cce1c12f21dac935cbf0909 (patch)
tree73600eaea9062c2fb5b175400857b2ec22f61de8 /Documentation/git-send-email.txt
parentf01f1099f40f24fe6f7802185340a6fa3a3d4f35 (diff)
send-email: Add config option for sender address
The sender address, as specified with the '--from' command line option, couldn't be set in the config file. So add a new config option, 'sendemail.from', which sets it. One can use 'sendemail.<identity>.from' as well of course, which is likely the more useful case. The sender address would default to GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT, which is usually the right thing, but this doesn't allow switching based on the identity selected. It's possible to switch the SMTP server and envelope sender by using the '--identity' option, in which case one probably wants to use a different from address as well, but this had to be manually specified. The documentation for 'from' is also corrected somewhat. If '--from' is specified (or the new sendemail.from option is used) then the user isn't prompted. The default with no '--from' option (or sendemail.from option) is GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT first then GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT, not just GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT. Signed-off-by: Trent Piepho <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
index 794224b..f940770 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
@@ -69,9 +69,12 @@ and In-Reply-To headers will be used unless they are removed.
Missing From or In-Reply-To headers will be prompted for.
- Specify the sender of the emails. This will default to
- the value GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT, as returned by "git var -l".
- The user will still be prompted to confirm this entry.
+ Specify the sender of the emails. If not specified on the command line,
+ the value of the 'sendemail.from' configuration option is used. If
+ neither the command line option nor 'sendemail.from' are set, then the
+ user will be prompted for the value. The default for the prompt will be
+ the value of GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT, or GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT if that is not
+ set, as returned by "git var -l".
Specify the contents of the first In-Reply-To header.