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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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