Commit 14863617 authored by Randy Dunlap's avatar Randy Dunlap Committed by Linus Torvalds
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SubmittingPatches: add git pull & diffstat format info

Add git pull command info and diffstat summary info so that we don't
have to search email archives for it repeatedly.
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 1f07be1c
......@@ -528,7 +528,33 @@ See more details on the proper patch format in the following
16) Sending "git pull" requests (from Linus emails)
Please write the git repo address and branch name alone on the same line
so that I can't even by mistake pull from the wrong branch, and so
that a triple-click just selects the whole thing.
So the proper format is something along the lines of:
"Please pull from
git:// i2c-for-linus
to get these changes:"
so that I don't have to hunt-and-peck for the address and inevitably
get it wrong (actually, I've only gotten it wrong a few times, and
checking against the diffstat tells me when I get it wrong, but I'm
just a lot more comfortable when I don't have to "look for" the right
thing to pull, and double-check that I have the right branch-name).
Please use "git diff -M --stat --summary" to generate the diffstat:
the -M enables rename detection, and the summary enables a summary of
new/deleted or renamed files.
With rename detection, the statistics are rather different [...]
because git will notice that a fair number of the changes are renames.
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