-'git-format-patch' [-n | -k] [-o <dir> | --stdout] [--attach] [-s] [-c]
- [--diff-options] <his> [<mine>]
+'git-format-patch' [-n | -k] [-o <dir> | --stdout] [--attach]
+ [-s | --signoff] [--diff-options] [--start-number <n>]
-Prepare each commit with its patch since <mine> head forked from
-<his> head, one file per patch formatted to resemble UNIX mailbox
-format, for e-mail submission or use with gitlink:git-am.
+Prepare each commit between <since> and <until> with its patch in
+one file per commit, formatted to resemble UNIX mailbox format.
+If ..<until> is not specified, the head of the current working
+The output of this command is convenient for e-mail submission or
+for use with gitlink:git-am.
Each output file is numbered sequentially from 1, and uses the
-first line of the commit message (massaged for pathname safety)
+first line of the commit message (massaged for pathname safety) as
+the filename. The names of the output files are printed to standard
+output, unless the --stdout option is specified.
-When -o is specified, output files are created in <dir>; otherwise
-they are created in the current working directory. This option
-is ignored if --stdout is specified.
+If -o is specified, output files are created in <dir>. Otherwise
+they are created 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
+If -n is specified, instead of "[PATCH] Subject", the first line
+is formatted as "[PATCH n/m] Subject".
Use <dir> to store the resulting files, instead of the
- current working directory.
+ current working directory. This option is ignored if
Name output in '[PATCH n/m]' format.
+ Start numbering the patches at <n> instead of 1.
Do not strip/add '[PATCH]' from the first line of the
Add `Signed-off-by:` line to the commit message, using
the committer identity of yourself.
- Display suspicious lines in the patch. The definition
- of 'suspicious lines' is currently the lines that has
- trailing whitespaces, and the lines whose indentation
- has a SP character immediately followed by a TAB
- This flag generates the mbox formatted output to the
- standard output, instead of saving them into a file per
- patch and implies --mbox.
+ Print all commits to the standard output in mbox format,
+ instead of creating a file for each one.
Create attachments instead of inlining patches.
- Extract commits the current branch accumulated since it
- pulled from origin the last time in a patch form for
+ Extract all commits which are in the current branch but
+ not in the origin branch. For each commit a separate file
+ is created in the current directory.
git-format-patch -M -B origin::
- The same as the previous one, except detect and handle
- renames and complete rewrites intelligently to produce
- renaming patch. A renaming patch reduces the amount of
- text output, and generally makes it easier to review
- it. Note that the "patch" program does not understand
- renaming patch well, so use it only when you know the
- recipient uses git to apply your patch.
+ The same as the previous one. Additionally, it detects
+ and handles renames and complete rewrites intelligently to
+ produce a renaming patch. A renaming patch reduces the
+ amount of text output, and generally makes it easier to
+ review it. Note that the "patch" program does not
+ understand renaming patches, so use it only when you know
+ the recipient uses git to apply your patch.