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git-mailinfo - Extracts patch from a single e-mail message
'git-mailinfo' [-k] [-u | --encoding=<encoding>] <msg> <patch>
Reading a single e-mail message from the standard input, and
writes the commit log message in <msg> file, and the patches in
<patch> file. The author name, e-mail and e-mail subject are
written out to the standard output to be used by git-applypatch
to create a commit. It is usually not necessary to use this
command directly.
Usually the program 'cleans up' the Subject: header line
to extract the title line for the commit log message,
among which (1) remove 'Re:' or 're:', (2) leading
whitespaces, (3) '[' up to ']', typically '[PATCH]', and
then prepends "[PATCH] ". This flag forbids this
munging, and is most useful when used to read back 'git
format-patch --mbox' output.
By default, the commit log message, author name and
author email are taken from the e-mail without any
charset conversion, after minimally decoding MIME
transfer encoding. This flag causes the resulting
commit to be encoded in the encoding specified by
i18n.commitencoding configuration (defaults to utf-8) by
transliterating them.
Note that the patch is always used as is without charset
conversion, even with this flag.
Similar to -u but if the local convention is different
from what is specified by i18n.commitencoding, this flag
can be used to override it.
The commit log message extracted from e-mail, usually
except the title line which comes from e-mail Subject.
The patch extracted from e-mail.
Written by Linus Torvalds <> and
Junio C Hamano <>
Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite