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SubjectRe: Why not "attach" patches?
"Martin Eriksson" <> writes:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kent Borg" <>
> To: "Martin Eriksson" <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:57 PM
> Subject: Re: Why not "attach" patches?
> > On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 06:44:58PM +0100, Martin Eriksson wrote:
> > > Why do many of you not _attach_ patches instead of merging them with the
> > > mail? It's so much cleaner and easier to have a "xxx-yyy.patch" file
> > > attached to the mail which can be saved in an appropriate directory.
> Also,
> > > the whitespace is always retained that way.
> >
> > It is nice to have the patch to look at when looking at the mail, and
> > it is nice to have the mail to look at when looking at the patch.
> >
> > One of the features of patch is that you can save the whole patch
> > e-mail to a file and use it directly; patch is willing to skip over
> > all the e-mail headers and regular looking text until it sees
> > something that looks like a patch. Handy, huh?
> Aaah.. DOH! That was just what was lurking in the back of my head, but the
> thinking part of the brain didn't quite grasp it. Of course "patch" will
> skip "no-patch" text instead of crapping out. Hell, if I'd designed the
> "patch" program that behaviour would have been one of the first things to
> implement.
> Sorry for the LKML spam then =) but ain't it nice with one of these
> "easy-to-answer" mails from time to time...?
> /Martin Eriksson
> PS. I really hate OE. Anyone care to recommend THE Windoze Mail+News reader
> program, with EXTREME filtering capabilities AND not looking like
> crap?

dunno if you feel it looks like crap or not, but i recommend
gnus/emacs. it works great on both windows and linux. it can split
mail into buckets/folders. it has better than filtering, it has

i am not sure what to do about the ubiquitous sendmail/mailbox ^From
braindamage though. qmail using maildir doesn't suffer from it.

J o h a n K u l l s t a m
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