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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/10] MAINTAINERS - add script, patterns and misc updates
On Fri, 2009-04-17 at 13:47 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 22:17:42 -0700 Joe Perches wrote:
> I was hoping to get the patch that changed all pairs of
> P:
> M:
> lines to one line that is suitable for pasting into email addresses.
> Are we supposed to use for that?

I merely wanted to get the patterns accepted.

I thought the P/M: integration was an unnecessary
complication that would delay pattern acceptance.

So I use scripts/ "as is".
Suggestions on improvements to the script are
of course gladly accepted...

If the script doesn't work well for you, please
let me know.

If the P/M: conversion is desired, I've no objection.
The script would have to change though.

There are command line options to control email address
output style:

For instance:

$ ./scripts/ -f Documentation/DocBook/sh.tmpl
Randy Dunlap <>
Paul Mundt <>

with option "--no-n" (also "--non") (Do not output "name")

$ ./scripts/ --no-n -f Documentation/DocBook/sh.tmpl

with option "--no-l" (do not output "mailing lists")

$ ./scripts/ --no-l -f Documentation/DocBook/sh.tmpl
Randy Dunlap <>
Paul Mundt <>

with option "--no-m"
(do not output "maintainers" , just use git log "by:" signors)

$ ./scripts/ --no-m -f Documentation/DocBook/sh.tmpl
Paul Mundt <>

with option "--no-multiline", the output is on a single line

$ ./scripts/ --no-multiline -f Documentation/DocBook/sh.tmpl,, Randy Dunlap <>, Paul Mundt <>

The entry separator (default ", ") is specified with --separator

By default, "subscriber-only" mailing lists are
not output. Use "--l --s" to output lists and
lists that are "subscriber-only".

There is a defect in the script right now with
"subscriber-only" mailing lists. The regex
check is not broad enough.

I'll submit a patch for that shortly.

cheers, Joe

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