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authorYann Dirson <>2006-01-08 00:39:16 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-01-08 02:17:38 (GMT)
commit5f815e5922eb31c5826e5f5f21e83d1f6f338ed1 (patch)
tree5bdbedaeec17f81ae093f6afbed6cd1a7667a929 /
parent36071af305d1491087661b8ad60ef57bf4d19394 (diff)
Fix git-format-patch usage string wrt output modes.
--stdout was not mentionned, and the description for the case where -o was not given was thus incomplete. Signed-off-by: Yann Dirson <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+++ b/
@@ -9,8 +9,10 @@ one file per patch, for e-mail submission. Each output file is
numbered sequentially from 1, and uses the first line of the commit
message (massaged for pathname safety) as the filename.
-When -o is specified, output files are created in that directory; otherwise in
-the current working directory.
+There are three output modes. By default, output files are created in
+the current working directory; when -o is specified, they are created
+in that directory instead; when --stdout is specified, they are spit
+on standard output, and can be piped to git-am.
When -n is specified, instead of "[PATCH] Subject", the first line is formatted
as "[PATCH N/M] Subject", unless you have only one patch.