SYNOPSIS

git-send-email [options] <file|directory> [… file|directory]

DESCRIPTION

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.

OPTIONS

The options available are:

--bcc

Specify a "Bcc:" value for each email.

The --bcc option must be repeated for each user you want on the bcc list.

--cc

Specify a starting "Cc:" value for each email.

The --cc option must be repeated for each user you want on the cc list.

--cc-cmd

Specify a command to execute once per patch file which should generate patch file specific "Cc:" entries. Output of this command must be single email address per line. Default is the value of sendemail.cccmd configuration value.

--chain-reply-to, --no-chain-reply-to

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.

--compose

Use $GIT_EDITOR, core.editor, $VISUAL, or $EDITOR to edit an introductory message for the patch series.

--from

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.

--in-reply-to

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.

--signed-off-by-cc, --no-signed-off-by-cc

If this is set, add emails found in Signed-off-by: or Cc: lines to the cc list. Default is the value of sendemail.signedoffcc configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to --signed-off-by-cc.

--quiet

Make git-send-email less verbose. One line per email should be all that is output.

--identity

A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the sendemail.<identity> subsection to take precedence over values in the sendemail section. The default identity is the value of sendemail.identity.

--smtp-server

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.

--smtp-server-port

Specifies a port different from the default port (SMTP servers typically listen to smtp port 25 and ssmtp port 465).

--smtp-user, --smtp-pass

Username and password for SMTP-AUTH. Defaults are the values of the configuration values sendemail.smtpuser and sendemail.smtppass, but see also sendemail.identity. If not set, authentication is not attempted.

--smtp-ssl

If set, connects to the SMTP server using SSL. Default is the value of the sendemail.smtpssl configuration value; if that is unspecified, does not use SSL.

--subject

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.

--suppress-from, --no-suppress-from

If this is set, do not add the From: address to the cc: list. Default is the value of sendemail.suppressfrom configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to --no-suppress-from.

--thread, --no-thread

If this is set, the In-Reply-To header will be set on each email sent. If disabled with "--no-thread", no emails will have the In-Reply-To header set. Default is the value of the sendemail.thread configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to --thread.

--dry-run

Do everything except actually send the emails.

--envelope-sender

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.

--to

Specify the primary recipient of the emails generated. Generally, this will be the upstream maintainer of the project involved. Default is the value of the sendemail.to configuration value; if that is unspecified, this will be prompted for.

The --to option must be repeated for each user you want on the to list.

CONFIGURATION

sendemail.identity

The default configuration identity. When specified, sendemail.<identity>.<item> will have higher precedence than sendemail.<item>. This is useful to declare multiple SMTP identities and to hoist sensitive authentication information out of the repository and into the global configuration file.

sendemail.aliasesfile

To avoid typing long email addresses, point this to one or more email aliases files. You must also supply sendemail.aliasfiletype.

sendemail.aliasfiletype

Format of the file(s) specified in sendemail.aliasesfile. Must be one of mutt, mailrc, pine, or gnus.

sendemail.to

Email address (or alias) to always send to.

sendemail.cccmd

Command to execute to generate per patch file specific "Cc:"s.

sendemail.bcc

Email address (or alias) to always bcc.

sendemail.chainreplyto

Boolean value specifying the default to the --chain_reply_to parameter.

sendemail.smtpserver

Default SMTP server to use.

sendemail.smtpuser

Default SMTP-AUTH username.

sendemail.smtppass

Default SMTP-AUTH password.

sendemail.smtpssl

Boolean value specifying the default to the --smtp-ssl parameter.

Author

Written by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>

git-send-email is originally based upon send_lots_of_email.pl by Greg Kroah-Hartman.

Documentation

Documentation by Ryan Anderson

GIT

Part of the linkgit:git[7] suite