Documentation/git-format-patch.txt: Add --signoff, --check, and long option-names.

The documentation was lacking descriptions for the --signoff and --check
options to git-format-patch.  It was also missing the following long
option-names: --output-directory (-o), --numbered (-n), --keep-subject
(-k), --author (-a), --date (-d), and --mbox (-m).

Signed-off-by: Nikolai Weibull <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Nikolai Weibull 17 years ago committed by Junio C Hamano
parent d4ce5f7e50
commit 6f855371a5
  1. 23

@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ git-format-patch - Prepare patches for e-mail submission.
'git-format-patch' [-n][-o <dir>|--stdout][-k][--mbox][--diff-options] <his> [<mine>]
'git-format-patch' [-n | -k] [-o <dir> | --stdout] [-s] [-c] [--mbox] [--diff-options] <his> [<mine>]
@ -32,23 +32,34 @@ processing with applymbox.
-o <dir>::
-o|--output-directory <dir>::
Use <dir> to store the resulting files, instead of the
current working directory.
Name output in '[PATCH n/m]' format.
Do not strip/add '[PATCH]' from the first line of the
commit log message.
--author, --date::
-a|--author, -d|--date::
Output From: and Date: headers for commits made by
yourself as well. Usually these are output only for
commits made by people other than yourself.
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
Format the output files for closer to mbox format by
adding a phony Unix "From " line, so they can be
concatenated together and fed to `git-applymbox`.