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       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 <>
           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.

           Add a "Signed-off-by:" to the end of the patch.

           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

       --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)