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git-format-patch - Prepare patches for e-mail submission.
'git-format-patch' [-n][-o <dir>][-k][--mbox][--diff-options] <his> [<mine>]
Prepare each commit with its patch since <mine> head forked from
<his> head, 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
When -o is specified, output files are created in that
directory; otherwise in the current working directory.
When -n is specified, instead of "[PATCH] Subject", the first
line is formatted as "[PATCH N/M] Subject", unless you have only
one patch.
When --mbox is specified, the output is formatted to resemble
UNIX mailbox format, and can be concatenated together for
processing with applymbox.
-o <dir>::
Use <dir> to store the resulting files, instead of the
current working directory.
Name output in '[PATCH n/m]' format.
Do not strip/add '[PATCH]' from the first line of the
commit log message.
--author, --date::
Output From: and Date: headers for commits made by
yourself as well. Usually these are output only for
commits made by people other than yourself.
Format the output files for closer to mbox format by
adding a phony Unix "From " line, so they can be
concatenated together and fed to `git-applymbox`.
Implies --author and --date.
Written by Junio C Hamano <>
Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
Part of the link:git.html[git] suite