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       git-mailinfo - Extracts patch and authorship from a single e-mail

       git mailinfo [-k|-b] [-u | --encoding=<encoding> | -n]
		      [--[no-]scissors] [--quoted-cr=<action>]
		      <msg> <patch>

       Reads 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 am to create a commit. It is usually not
       necessary to use this command directly. See git-am(1) instead.

	   Usually the program removes email cruft from the Subject: header
	   line to extract the title line for the commit log message. This
	   option prevents this munging, and is most useful when used to read
	   back git format-patch -k output.

	   Specifically, the following are removed until none of them remain:

	   o   Leading and trailing whitespace.

	   o   Leading Re:, re:, and :.

	   o   Leading bracketed strings (between [ and ], usually [PATCH]).

	   Finally, runs of whitespace are normalized to a single ASCII space

	   When -k is not in effect, all leading strings bracketed with [ and
	   ] pairs are stripped. This option limits the stripping to only the
	   pairs whose bracketed string contains the word "PATCH".

	   The commit log message, author name and author email are taken from
	   the e-mail, and after minimally decoding MIME transfer encoding,
	   re-coded in the charset specified by i18n.commitEncoding
	   (defaulting to UTF-8) by transliterating them. This used to be
	   optional but now it is the default.

	   Note that the patch is always used as-is without charset
	   conversion, even with this flag.

	   Similar to -u. But when re-coding, the charset specified here is
	   used instead of the one specified by i18n.commitEncoding or UTF-8.

	   Disable all charset re-coding of the metadata.

       -m, --message-id
	   Copy the Message-ID header at the end of the commit message. This
	   is useful in order to associate commits with mailing list

	   Remove everything in body before a scissors line (e.g. "-- >8 --").
	   The line represents scissors and perforation marks, and is used to
	   request the reader to cut the message at that line. If that line
	   appears in the body of the message before the patch, everything
	   before it (including the scissors line itself) is ignored when this
	   option is used.

	   This is useful if you want to begin your message in a discussion
	   thread with comments and suggestions on the message you are
	   responding to, and to conclude it with a patch submission,
	   separating the discussion and the beginning of the proposed commit
	   log message with a scissors line.

	   This can be enabled by default with the configuration option

	   Ignore scissors lines. Useful for overriding mailinfo.scissors

	   Action when processes email messages sent with base64 or
	   quoted-printable encoding, and the decoded lines end with a CRLF
	   instead of a simple LF.

	   The valid actions are:

	   o   nowarn: Git will do nothing when such a CRLF is found.

	   o   warn: Git will issue a warning for each message if such a CRLF
	       is found.

	   o   strip: Git will convert those CRLF to LF.

	   The default action could be set by configuration option
	   mailinfo.quotedCR. If no such configuration option has been set,
	   warn will be used.

	   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.

       Everything below this line in this section is selectively included from
       the git-config(1) documentation. The content is the same as what's
       found there:

	   If true, makes git-mailinfo(1) (and therefore git-am(1)) act by
	   default as if the --scissors option was provided on the
	   command-line. When active, this features removes everything from
	   the message body before a scissors line (i.e. consisting mainly of
	   ">8", "8<" and "-").

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.38.4			  05/16/2024		       GIT-MAILINFO(1)