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@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-format-patch - Prepare patches for e-mail submission
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git-format-patch' [-n | -k] [-o <dir> | --stdout] [--attach]
+'git-format-patch' [-n | -k] [-o <dir> | --stdout] [--attach] [--thread]
[-s | --signoff] [--diff-options] [--start-number <n>]
<since>[..<until>]
@@ -35,6 +35,10 @@ they are created in the current working directory.
If -n is specified, instead of "[PATCH] Subject", the first line
is formatted as "[PATCH n/m] Subject".
+If given --thread, git-format-patch will generate In-Reply-To and
+References headers to make the second and subsequent patch mails appear
+as replies to the first mail; this also generates a Message-Id header to
+reference.
OPTIONS
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@@ -63,6 +67,10 @@ OPTIONS
--attach::
Create attachments instead of inlining patches.
+--thread::
+ Add In-Reply-To and References headers to make the second and
+ subsequent mails appear as replies to the first. Also generates
+ the Message-Id header to reference.
CONFIGURATION
-------------