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authorAntonio Ospite <>2010-11-12 14:55:08 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-11-12 21:44:26 (GMT)
commitdb54c8e710397fbd58892daead6181b424d6d70a (patch)
tree58886f66b93b29877132f07d97de58497d1a38b4 /git-send-email.perl
parent54aae5e1a08cb8c788d6f7345ca29898a5941140 (diff)
git-send-email.perl: make initial In-Reply-To apply only to first email
When an initial --in-reply-to is supplied, make it apply only to the first message; --[no-]chain-reply-to setting are honored by second and subsequent messages; this is also how the git-format-patch option with the same name behaves. Moreover, when $initial_reply_to is asked to the user interactively it is asked as the "Message-ID to be used as In-Reply-To for the _first_ email", this makes the user think that the second and subsequent patches are not using it but are considered as replies to the first message or chained according to the --[no-]chain-reply setting. Look at the v2 series in the illustration to see what the new behavior ensures: (before the patch) | (after the patch) [PATCH 0/2] Here is what I did... | [PATCH 0/2] Here is what I did... [PATCH 1/2] Clean up and tests | [PATCH 1/2] Clean up and tests [PATCH 2/2] Implementation | [PATCH 2/2] Implementation [PATCH v2 0/3] Here is a reroll | [PATCH v2 0/3] Here is a reroll [PATCH v2 1/3] Clean up | [PATCH v2 1/3] Clean up [PATCH v2 2/3] New tests | [PATCH v2 2/3] New tests [PATCH v2 3/3] Implementation | [PATCH v2 3/3] Implementation This is the typical behaviour we want when we send a series with cover letter in reply to some discussion, the new patch series should appear as a separate subtree in the discussion. Also update the documentation on --in-reply-to to describe the new behavior. Signed-off-by: Antonio Ospite <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'git-send-email.perl')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/git-send-email.perl b/git-send-email.perl
index f68ed5a..fe6b848 100755
--- a/git-send-email.perl
+++ b/git-send-email.perl
@@ -1319,7 +1319,8 @@ foreach my $t (@files) {
# set up for the next message
if ($thread && $message_was_sent &&
- (chain_reply_to() || !defined $reply_to || length($reply_to) == 0)) {
+ (chain_reply_to() || !defined $reply_to || length($reply_to) == 0 ||
+ $message_num == 1)) {
$reply_to = $message_id;
if (length $references > 0) {
$references .= "\n $message_id";