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@@ -8,8 +8,7 @@ git-send-email - Send a collection of patches as emails
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git send-email' [options] <file|directory> [... file|directory]
-
+'git send-email' [options] <file|directory|rev-list options>...
DESCRIPTION
@@ -20,39 +19,42 @@ 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.
+
OPTIONS
-------
-The options available are:
+
+Composing
+~~~~~~~~~
--bcc::
- Specify a "Bcc:" value for each email.
+ Specify a "Bcc:" value for each email. Default is the value of
+ 'sendemail.bcc'.
+
The --bcc option must be repeated for each user you want on the bcc list.
--cc::
Specify a starting "Cc:" value for each email.
+ Default is the value of 'sendemail.cc'.
+
The --cc option must be repeated for each user you want on the cc list.
---cc-cmd::
- Specify a command to execute once per patch file which
- should generate patch file specific "Cc:" entries.
- Output of this command must be single email address per line.
- Default is the value of 'sendemail.cccmd' configuration value.
-
---chain-reply-to::
---no-chain-reply-to::
- If this is set, each email will be sent as a reply to the previous
- email sent. If disabled with "--no-chain-reply-to", all emails after
- the first will be sent as replies to the first email sent. When using
- this, it is recommended that the first file given be an overview of the
- entire patch series.
- Default is the value of the 'sendemail.chainreplyto' configuration
- value; if that is unspecified, default to --chain-reply-to.
+--annotate::
+ Review each patch you're about to send in an editor. The setting
+ 'sendemail.multiedit' defines if this will spawn one editor per patch
+ or one for all of them at once.
--compose::
Use $GIT_EDITOR, core.editor, $VISUAL, or $EDITOR to edit an
introductory message for the patch series.
++
+When '--compose' is used, git send-email gets less interactive will use the
+values of the headers you set there. If the body of the email (what you type
+after the headers and a blank line) only contains blank (or GIT: prefixed)
+lines, the summary won't be sent, but git-send-email will still use the
+Headers values if you don't removed them.
++
+If it wasn't able to see a header in the summary it will ask you about it
+interactively after quitting your editor.
--from::
Specify the sender of the emails. This will default to
@@ -66,22 +68,47 @@ The --cc option must be repeated for each user you want on the cc list.
Only necessary if --compose is also set. If --compose
is not set, this will be prompted for.
---signed-off-by-cc::
---no-signed-off-by-cc::
- If this is set, add emails found in Signed-off-by: or Cc: lines to the
- cc list.
- Default is the value of 'sendemail.signedoffcc' configuration value;
- if that is unspecified, default to --signed-off-by-cc.
+--subject::
+ Specify the initial subject of the email thread.
+ Only necessary if --compose is also set. If --compose
+ is not set, this will be prompted for.
---quiet::
- Make git-send-email less verbose. One line per email should be
- all that is output.
+--to::
+ Specify the primary recipient of the emails generated. Generally, this
+ will be the upstream maintainer of the project involved. Default is the
+ value of the 'sendemail.to' configuration value; if that is unspecified,
+ this will be prompted for.
++
+The --to option must be repeated for each user you want on the to list.
---identity::
- A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
- 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
- values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
- the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
+
+Sending
+~~~~~~~
+
+--envelope-sender::
+ Specify the envelope sender used to send the emails.
+ This is useful if your default address is not the address that is
+ subscribed to a list. If you use the sendmail binary, you must have
+ suitable privileges for the -f parameter. Default is the value of
+ the 'sendemail.envelopesender' configuration variable; if that is
+ unspecified, choosing the envelope sender is left to your MTA.
+
+--smtp-encryption::
+ Specify the encryption to use, either 'ssl' or 'tls'. Any other
+ value reverts to plain SMTP. Default is the value of
+ 'sendemail.smtpencryption'.
+
+--smtp-pass::
+ Password for SMTP-AUTH. The argument is optional: If no
+ argument is specified, then the empty string is used as
+ the password. Default is the value of 'sendemail.smtppass',
+ however '--smtp-pass' always overrides this value.
++
+Furthermore, passwords need not be specified in configuration files
+or on the command line. If a username has been specified (with
+'--smtp-user' or a 'sendemail.smtpuser'), but no password has been
+specified (with '--smtp-pass' or 'sendemail.smtppass'), then the
+user is prompted for a password while the input is masked for privacy.
--smtp-server::
If set, specifies the outgoing SMTP server to use (e.g.
@@ -96,61 +123,44 @@ The --cc option must be repeated for each user you want on the cc list.
--smtp-server-port::
Specifies a port different from the default port (SMTP
servers typically listen to smtp port 25 and ssmtp port
- 465).
+ 465). This can be set with 'sendemail.smtpserverport'.
+
+--smtp-ssl::
+ Legacy alias for '--smtp-encryption ssl'.
--smtp-user::
- Username for SMTP-AUTH. In place of this option, the following
- configuration variables can be specified:
-+
---
- * sendemail.smtpuser
- * sendemail.<identity>.smtpuser (see sendemail.identity).
---
-+
-However, --smtp-user always overrides these variables.
-+
-If a username is not specified (with --smtp-user or a
-configuration variable), then authentication is not attempted.
+ Username for SMTP-AUTH. Default is the value of 'sendemail.smtpuser';
+ if a username is not specified (with '--smtp-user' or 'sendemail.smtpuser'),
+ then authentication is not attempted.
---smtp-pass::
- Password for SMTP-AUTH. The argument is optional: If no
- argument is specified, then the empty string is used as
- the password.
-+
-In place of this option, the following configuration variables
-can be specified:
-+
---
- * sendemail.smtppass
- * sendemail.<identity>.smtppass (see sendemail.identity).
---
-+
-However, --smtp-pass always overrides these variables.
-+
-Furthermore, passwords need not be specified in configuration files
-or on the command line. If a username has been specified (with
---smtp-user or a configuration variable), but no password has been
-specified (with --smtp-pass or a configuration variable), then the
-user is prompted for a password while the input is masked for privacy.
---smtp-encryption::
- Specify the encryption to use, either 'ssl' or 'tls'. Any other
- value reverts to plain SMTP. Default is the value of
- 'sendemail.smtpencryption'.
+Automating
+~~~~~~~~~~
---smtp-ssl::
- Legacy alias for '--smtp-encryption=ssl'.
+--cc-cmd::
+ Specify a command to execute once per patch file which
+ should generate patch file specific "Cc:" entries.
+ Output of this command must be single email address per line.
+ Default is the value of 'sendemail.cccmd' configuration value.
---subject::
- Specify the initial subject of the email thread.
- Only necessary if --compose is also set. If --compose
- is not set, this will be prompted for.
+--[no-]chain-reply-to::
+ If this is set, each email will be sent as a reply to the previous
+ email sent. If disabled with "--no-chain-reply-to", all emails after
+ the first will be sent as replies to the first email sent. When using
+ this, it is recommended that the first file given be an overview of the
+ entire patch series. Default is the value of the 'sendemail.chainreplyto'
+ configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to --chain-reply-to.
---suppress-from::
---no-suppress-from::
- If this is set, do not add the From: address to the cc: list.
- Default is the value of 'sendemail.suppressfrom' configuration value;
- if that is unspecified, default to --no-suppress-from.
+--identity::
+ A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
+ 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
+ values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
+ the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
+
+--[no-]signed-off-by-cc::
+ If this is set, add emails found in Signed-off-by: or Cc: lines to the
+ cc list. Default is the value of 'sendemail.signedoffbycc' configuration
+ value; if that is unspecified, default to --signed-off-by-cc.
--suppress-cc::
Specify an additional category of recipients to suppress the
@@ -163,44 +173,49 @@ user is prompted for a password while the input is masked for privacy.
if that is unspecified, default to 'self' if --suppress-from is
specified, as well as 'sob' if --no-signed-off-cc is specified.
---thread::
---no-thread::
+--[no-]suppress-from::
+ If this is set, do not add the From: address to the cc: list.
+ Default is the value of 'sendemail.suppressfrom' configuration
+ value; if that is unspecified, default to --no-suppress-from.
+
+--[no-]thread::
If this is set, the In-Reply-To header will be set on each email sent.
If disabled with "--no-thread", no emails will have the In-Reply-To
- header set.
- Default is the value of the 'sendemail.thread' configuration value;
- if that is unspecified, default to --thread.
+ header set. Default is the value of the 'sendemail.thread' configuration
+ value; if that is unspecified, default to --thread.
+
+
+Administering
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~
--dry-run::
Do everything except actually send the emails.
---envelope-sender::
- Specify the envelope sender used to send the emails.
- This is useful if your default address is not the address that is
- subscribed to a list. If you use the sendmail binary, you must have
- suitable privileges for the -f parameter.
- Default is the value of the 'sendemail.envelopesender' configuration
- variable; if that is unspecified, choosing the envelope sender is left
- to your MTA.
+--quiet::
+ Make git-send-email less verbose. One line per email should be
+ all that is output.
---to::
- Specify the primary recipient of the emails generated.
- Generally, this will be the upstream maintainer of the
- project involved.
- Default is the value of the 'sendemail.to' configuration value;
- if that is unspecified, this will be prompted for.
+--[no-]validate::
+ Perform sanity checks on patches.
+ Currently, validation means the following:
+
-The --to option must be repeated for each user you want on the to list.
+--
+ * Warn of patches that contain lines longer than 998 characters; this
+ is due to SMTP limits as described by http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2821.txt.
+--
++
+Default is the value of 'sendemail.validate'; if this is not set,
+default to '--validate'.
+
+--[no-]format-patch::
+ When an argument may be understood either as a reference or as a file name,
+ choose to understand it as a format-patch argument ('--format-patch')
+ or as a file name ('--no-format-patch'). By default, when such a conflict
+ occurs, git send-email will fail.
CONFIGURATION
-------------
-sendemail.identity::
- The default configuration identity. When specified,
- 'sendemail.<identity>.<item>' will have higher precedence than
- 'sendemail.<item>'. This is useful to declare multiple SMTP
- identities and to hoist sensitive authentication information
- out of the repository and into the global configuration file.
sendemail.aliasesfile::
To avoid typing long email addresses, point this to one or more
@@ -210,38 +225,12 @@ sendemail.aliasfiletype::
Format of the file(s) specified in sendemail.aliasesfile. Must be
one of 'mutt', 'mailrc', 'pine', or 'gnus'.
-sendemail.to::
- Email address (or alias) to always send to.
-
-sendemail.cccmd::
- Command to execute to generate per patch file specific "Cc:"s.
-
-sendemail.bcc::
- Email address (or alias) to always bcc.
-
-sendemail.chainreplyto::
- Boolean value specifying the default to the '--chain_reply_to'
- parameter.
+sendemail.multiedit::
+ If true (default), a single editor instance will be spawned to edit
+ files you have to edit (patches when '--annotate' is used, and the
+ summary when '--compose' is used). If false, files will be edited one
+ after the other, spawning a new editor each time.
-sendemail.smtpserver::
- Default SMTP server to use.
-
-sendemail.smtpserverport::
- Default SMTP server port to use.
-
-sendemail.smtpuser::
- Default SMTP-AUTH username.
-
-sendemail.smtppass::
- Default SMTP-AUTH password.
-
-sendemail.smtpencryption::
- Default encryption method. Use 'ssl' for SSL (and specify an
- appropriate port), or 'tls' for TLS. Takes precedence over
- 'smtpssl' if both are specified.
-
-sendemail.smtpssl::
- Legacy boolean that sets 'smtpencryption=ssl' if enabled.
Author
------
@@ -250,10 +239,12 @@ Written by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>
git-send-email is originally based upon
send_lots_of_email.pl by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
+
Documentation
--------------
Documentation by Ryan Anderson
+
GIT
---
Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite