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authorJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2017-09-25 18:36:19 +0900
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2017-09-26 14:53:29 -0600
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Documentation/process: fix the canonical patch format description
There shouldn't be a blank line at the beginning, if there is no optional in-body "From" line. There must be a blank line between the body of the explanation and the beginning of the S-o-b lines. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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@@ -621,14 +621,14 @@ The canonical patch subject line is::
The canonical patch message body contains the following:
- - A ``from`` line specifying the patch author (only needed if the person
- sending the patch is not the author).
-
- - An empty line.
+ - A ``from`` line specifying the patch author, followed by an empty
+ line (only needed if the person sending the patch is not the author).
- The body of the explanation, line wrapped at 75 columns, which will
be copied to the permanent changelog to describe this patch.
+ - An empty line.
+
- The ``Signed-off-by:`` lines, described above, which will
also go in the changelog.