git-am(1)



GIT-AM(1)                         Git Manual                         GIT-AM(1)

NAME
       git-am - Apply a series of patches from a mailbox

SYNOPSIS
       git am [--signoff] [--keep] [--[no-]keep-cr] [--[no-]utf8]
                [--[no-]3way] [--interactive] [--committer-date-is-author-date]
                [--ignore-date] [--ignore-space-change | --ignore-whitespace]
                [--whitespace=<option>] [-C<n>] [-p<n>] [--directory=<dir>]
                [--exclude=<path>] [--include=<path>] [--reject] [-q | --quiet]
                [--[no-]scissors] [-S[<keyid>]] [--patch-format=<format>]
                [(<mbox> | <Maildir>)...]
       git am (--continue | --skip | --abort)

DESCRIPTION
       Splits mail messages in a mailbox into commit log message, authorship
       information and patches, and applies them to the current branch.

OPTIONS
       (<mbox>|<Maildir>)...
           The list of mailbox files to read patches from. If you do not
           supply this argument, the command reads from the standard input. If
           you supply directories, they will be treated as Maildirs.

       -s, --signoff
           Add a Signed-off-by: line to the commit message, using the
           committer identity of yourself. See the signoff option in git-
           commit(1) for more information.

       -k, --keep
           Pass -k flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)).

       --keep-non-patch
           Pass -b flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)).

       --[no-]keep-cr
           With --keep-cr, call git mailsplit (see git-mailsplit(1)) with the
           same option, to prevent it from stripping CR at the end of lines.
           am.keepcr configuration variable can be used to specify the default
           behaviour.  --no-keep-cr is useful to override am.keepcr.

       -c, --scissors
           Remove everything in body before a scissors line (see git-
           mailinfo(1)). Can be activated by default using the
           mailinfo.scissors configuration variable.

       --no-scissors
           Ignore scissors lines (see git-mailinfo(1)).

       -m, --message-id
           Pass the -m flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)), so that the
           Message-ID header is added to the commit message. The am.messageid
           configuration variable can be used to specify the default
           behaviour.

       --no-message-id
           Do not add the Message-ID header to the commit message.
           no-message-id is useful to override am.messageid.

       -q, --quiet
           Be quiet. Only print error messages.

       -u, --utf8
           Pass -u flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)). The proposed
           commit log message taken from the e-mail is re-coded into UTF-8
           encoding (configuration variable i18n.commitencoding can be used to
           specify project's preferred encoding if it is not UTF-8).

           This was optional in prior versions of git, but now it is the
           default. You can use --no-utf8 to override this.

       --no-utf8
           Pass -n flag to git mailinfo (see git-mailinfo(1)).

       -3, --3way, --no-3way
           When the patch does not apply cleanly, fall back on 3-way merge if
           the patch records the identity of blobs it is supposed to apply to
           and we have those blobs available locally.  --no-3way can be used
           to override am.threeWay configuration variable. For more
           information, see am.threeWay in git-config(1).

       --ignore-space-change, --ignore-whitespace, --whitespace=<option>,
       -C<n>, -p<n>, --directory=<dir>, --exclude=<path>, --include=<path>,
       --reject
           These flags are passed to the git apply (see git-apply(1)) program
           that applies the patch.

       --patch-format
           By default the command will try to detect the patch format
           automatically. This option allows the user to bypass the automatic
           detection and specify the patch format that the patch(es) should be
           interpreted as. Valid formats are mbox, mboxrd, stgit, stgit-series
           and hg.

       -i, --interactive
           Run interactively.

       --committer-date-is-author-date
           By default the command records the date from the e-mail message as
           the commit author date, and uses the time of commit creation as the
           committer date. This allows the user to lie about the committer
           date by using the same value as the author date.

       --ignore-date
           By default the command records the date from the e-mail message as
           the commit author date, and uses the time of commit creation as the
           committer date. This allows the user to lie about the author date
           by using the same value as the committer date.

       --skip
           Skip the current patch. This is only meaningful when restarting an
           aborted patch.

       -S[<keyid>], --gpg-sign[=<keyid>]
           GPG-sign commits. The keyid argument is optional and defaults to
           the committer identity; if specified, it must be stuck to the
           option without a space.

       --continue, -r, --resolved
           After a patch failure (e.g. attempting to apply conflicting patch),
           the user has applied it by hand and the index file stores the
           result of the application. Make a commit using the authorship and
           commit log extracted from the e-mail message and the current index
           file, and continue.

       --resolvemsg=<msg>
           When a patch failure occurs, <msg> will be printed to the screen
           before exiting. This overrides the standard message informing you
           to use --continue or --skip to handle the failure. This is solely
           for internal use between git rebase and git am.

       --abort
           Restore the original branch and abort the patching operation.

DISCUSSION
       The commit author name is taken from the "From: " line of the message,
       and commit author date is taken from the "Date: " line of the message.
       The "Subject: " line is used as the title of the commit, after
       stripping common prefix "[PATCH <anything>]". The "Subject: " line is
       supposed to concisely describe what the commit is about in one line of
       text.

       "From: " and "Subject: " lines starting the body override the
       respective commit author name and title values taken from the headers.

       The commit message is formed by the title taken from the "Subject: ", a
       blank line and the body of the message up to where the patch begins.
       Excess whitespace at the end of each line is automatically stripped.

       The patch is expected to be inline, directly following the message. Any
       line that is of the form:

       o   three-dashes and end-of-line, or

       o   a line that begins with "diff -", or

       o   a line that begins with "Index: "

       is taken as the beginning of a patch, and the commit log message is
       terminated before the first occurrence of such a line.

       When initially invoking git am, you give it the names of the mailboxes
       to process. Upon seeing the first patch that does not apply, it aborts
       in the middle. You can recover from this in one of two ways:

        1. skip the current patch by re-running the command with the --skip
           option.

        2. hand resolve the conflict in the working directory, and update the
           index file to bring it into a state that the patch should have
           produced. Then run the command with the --continue option.

       The command refuses to process new mailboxes until the current
       operation is finished, so if you decide to start over from scratch, run
       git am --abort before running the command with mailbox names.

       Before any patches are applied, ORIG_HEAD is set to the tip of the
       current branch. This is useful if you have problems with multiple
       commits, like running git am on the wrong branch or an error in the
       commits that is more easily fixed by changing the mailbox (e.g. errors
       in the "From:" lines).

HOOKS
       This command can run applypatch-msg, pre-applypatch, and
       post-applypatch hooks. See githooks(5) for more information.

SEE ALSO
       git-apply(1).

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.15.0                        10/30/2017                         GIT-AM(1)

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