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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Git 1.7.10
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Jakub Narebski <jnareb@gmail.com> writes:

> Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> writes:
>
>> Git v1.7.10 Release Notes
>> =========================
>>
>> Compatibility Notes
>> -------------------
> [...]
>> * The "--binary/-b" options to "git am" have been a no-op for quite a
>> while and were deprecated in mid 2008 (v1.6.0). When you give these
>> options to "git am", it will now warn and ask you not to use them.
> [...]
>> Updates since v1.7.9
>> --------------------
> [...]
>> * "git am" learned to pass "-b" option to underlying "git mailinfo", so
>> that a bracketed string other than "PATCH" at the beginning can be kept.
>
> So how it is in 1.7.10? Is "git am -b ..." a no-op, now showing
> deprecation notice, or does it pass "-b" to "git mailinfo" to limit
> stripping of bracketed strings to those containing the word "PATCH"?

The option to pass down -b from git-am is called --keep-non-patch. The
deprecation of -b is meant to let us call it -b for convenience in a
later release.

--
Thomas Rast
trast@{inf,student}.ethz.ch


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