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authorJunio C Hamano <>2018-04-25 04:28:57 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-04-25 04:28:57 (GMT)
commitf8fbcd6e01d8e31fb1c7093679538df79b79d90e (patch)
tree37b9cd0789f97a73f437c855ce2d45ee6a7a74e1 /Documentation/git-send-email.txt
parentf2d5e076674cccbe83d7f069201ec23608726650 (diff)
parent4855f06fb32e04c7d106765fd15c1f91c1a5fe17 (diff)
Merge branch 'mn/send-email-credential-doc'
Doc update. * mn/send-email-credential-doc: send-email: simplify Gmail example in the documentation
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
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+++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
@@ -473,16 +473,7 @@ edit ~/.gitconfig to specify your account settings:
If you have multifactor authentication setup on your gmail account, you will
need to generate an app-specific password for use with 'git send-email'. Visit
- to setup an
-app-specific password. Once setup, you can store it with the credentials
- $ git credential fill
- protocol=smtp
- password=app-password
+ to create it.
Once your commits are ready to be sent to the mailing list, run the
following commands:
@@ -491,6 +482,11 @@ following commands:
$ edit outgoing/0000-*
$ git send-email outgoing/*
+The first time you run it, you will be prompted for your credentials. Enter the
+app-specific or your regular password as appropriate. If you have credential
+helper configured (see linkgit:git-credential[1]), the password will be saved in
+the credential store so you won't have to type it the next time.
Note: the following perl modules are required
Net::SMTP::SSL, MIME::Base64 and Authen::SASL