git-send-email - Send a collection of patches as emails
git-send-email [options] <file|directory> [… file|directory]
Takes the patches given on the command line and emails them out.
The header of the email is configurable by command line options. If not specified on the command line, the user will be prompted with a ReadLine enabled interface to provide the necessary information.
The options available are:
Specify a "Bcc:" value for each email.
The --bcc option must be repeated for each user you want on the bcc list.
Specify a starting "Cc:" value for each email.
The --cc option must be repeated for each user you want on the cc list.
If this is set, each email will be sent as a reply to the previous email sent. If disabled with "--no-chain-reply-to", all emails after the first will be sent as replies to the first email sent. When using this, it is recommended that the first file given be an overview of the entire patch series. Default is the value of the sendemail.chainreplyto configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to --chain-reply-to.
Use $EDITOR to edit an introductory message for the patch series.
Specify the sender of the emails. This will default to the value GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT, as returned by "git-var -l". The user will still be prompted to confirm this entry.
Specify the contents of the first In-Reply-To header. Subsequent emails will refer to the previous email instead of this if --chain-reply-to is set (the default) Only necessary if --compose is also set. If --compose is not set, this will be prompted for.
Do not add emails found in Signed-off-by: or Cc: lines to the cc list.
Make git-send-email less verbose. One line per email should be all that is output.
If set, specifies the outgoing SMTP server to use (e.g. smtp.example.com or a raw IP address). Alternatively it can specify a full pathname of a sendmail-like program instead; the program must support the -i option. Default value can be specified by the sendemail.smtpserver configuration option; the built-in default is /usr/sbin/sendmail or /usr/lib/sendmail if such program is available, or localhost otherwise.
Specify the initial subject of the email thread. Only necessary if --compose is also set. If --compose is not set, this will be prompted for.
Do not add the From: address to the cc: list, if it shows up in a From: line.
Do everything except actually send the emails.
Specify the envelope sender used to send the emails. This is useful if your default address is not the address that is subscribed to a list. If you use the sendmail binary, you must have suitable privileges for the -f parameter.
Specify the primary recipient of the emails generated. Generally, this will be the upstream maintainer of the project involved.
The --to option must be repeated for each user you want on the to list.
To avoid typing long email addresses, point this to one or more email aliases files. You must also supply sendemail.aliasfiletype.
Format of the file(s) specified in sendemail.aliasesfile. Must be one of mutt, mailrc, pine, or gnus.
Email address (or alias) to always bcc.
Boolean value specifying the default to the --chain_reply_to parameter.
Default smtp server to use.
Written by Ryan Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
git-send-email is originally based upon send_lots_of_email.pl by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
Documentation by Ryan Anderson
Part of the gitlink:git suite