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authorTodd Zullinger <tmz@pobox.com>2009-02-19 03:51:06 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2009-02-19 06:15:29 (GMT)
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Documentation: Note file formats send-email accepts
Signed-off-by: Todd Zullinger <tmz@pobox.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -19,6 +19,19 @@ The header of the email is configurable by command line options. If not
specified on the command line, the user will be prompted with a ReadLine
enabled interface to provide the necessary information.
+There are two formats accepted for patch files:
+
+1. mbox format files
++
+This is what linkgit:git-format-patch[1] generates. Most headers and MIME
+formatting are ignored.
+
+2. The original format used by Greg Kroah-Hartman's 'send_lots_of_email.pl'
+script
++
+This format expects the first line of the file to contain the "Cc:" value
+and the "Subject:" of the message as the second line.
+
OPTIONS
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