Provided by: stgit_0.17.1-1_all
stg-edit - Edit a patch description or diff
stg edit [options] [--] [<patch>]
Edit the description and author information of the given patch (or the current patch if no patch name was given). With --diff, also edit the diff. The editor is invoked with the following contents: From: A U Thor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: creation date Patch description If --diff was specified, the diff appears at the bottom, after a separator: --- Diff text Command-line options can be used to modify specific information without invoking the editor. (With the --edit option, the editor is invoked even if such command-line options are given.) If the patch diff is edited but does not apply, no changes are made to the patch at all. The edited patch is saved to a file which you can feed to "stg edit --file", once you have made sure it does apply. With --set-tree you set the git tree of the patch to the specified TREE-ISH without changing the tree of any other patches. When used on the top patch, the index and work tree will be updated to match the tree. This low-level option is primarily meant to be used by tools built on top of StGit, such as the Emacs mode. See also the --set-tree flag of stg push.
-d, --diff Edit the patch diff. -e, --edit Invoke interactive editor. --sign Add a "Signed-off-by:" to the end of the patch. --ack Add an "Acked-by:" line to the end of the patch. -m MESSAGE, --message MESSAGE Use MESSAGE instead of invoking the editor. -f FILE, --file FILE Use the contents of FILE instead of invoking the editor. (If FILE is "-", write to stdout.) --save-template FILE Instead of running the command, just write the message template to FILE, and exit. (If FILE is "-", write to stdout.) When driving StGit from another program, it is often useful to first call a command with --save-template, then let the user edit the message, and then call the same command with --file. --author "NAME <EMAIL>" Set the author details. --authname NAME Set the author name. --authemail EMAIL Set the author email. --authdate DATE Set the author date. -O OPTIONS, --diff-opts OPTIONS Extra options to pass to "git diff". -t TREE-ISH, --set-tree TREE-ISH Set the git tree of the patch to TREE-ISH.
Part of the StGit suite - see stg(1)