Commit 86010993 authored by Eric Sunshine's avatar Eric Sunshine Committed by Junio C Hamano

SubmittingPatches: explain rationale for using --notes with format-patch

While here, also change grammatically poor "three dash lines" to
"three-dash line".
Suggested-by: Stefan Beller's avatarStefan Beller <>
Signed-off-by: Eric Sunshine's avatarEric Sunshine <>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller's avatarStefan Beller <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent c2e8e4b9
......@@ -175,8 +175,11 @@ message starts, you can put a "From: " line to name that person.
You often want to add additional explanation about the patch,
other than the commit message itself. Place such "cover letter"
material between the three dash lines and the diffstat. Git-notes
can also be inserted using the `--notes` option.
material between the three-dash line and the diffstat. For
patches requiring multiple iterations of review and discussion,
an explanation of changes between each iteration can be kept in
Git-notes and inserted automatically following the three-dash
line via `git format-patch --notes`.
Do not attach the patch as a MIME attachment, compressed or not.
Do not let your e-mail client send quoted-printable. Do not let
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