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authorRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>2008-07-27 20:44:24 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-07-28 08:31:58 -0700
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SubmittingPatches: add git pull & diffstat format info
Add git pull command info and diffstat summary info so that we don't have to search email archives for it repeatedly. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -528,7 +528,33 @@ See more details on the proper patch format in the following
references.
+16) Sending "git pull" requests (from Linus emails)
+Please write the git repo address and branch name alone on the same line
+so that I can't even by mistake pull from the wrong branch, and so
+that a triple-click just selects the whole thing.
+
+So the proper format is something along the lines of:
+
+ "Please pull from
+
+ git://jdelvare.pck.nerim.net/jdelvare-2.6 i2c-for-linus
+
+ to get these changes:"
+
+so that I don't have to hunt-and-peck for the address and inevitably
+get it wrong (actually, I've only gotten it wrong a few times, and
+checking against the diffstat tells me when I get it wrong, but I'm
+just a lot more comfortable when I don't have to "look for" the right
+thing to pull, and double-check that I have the right branch-name).
+
+
+Please use "git diff -M --stat --summary" to generate the diffstat:
+the -M enables rename detection, and the summary enables a summary of
+new/deleted or renamed files.
+
+With rename detection, the statistics are rather different [...]
+because git will notice that a fair number of the changes are renames.
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