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       gbp-pq - Manage quilt patches on patch queue branches in git


       gbp-pq  [ --verbose ] [ --color=[auto|on|off] ] [ --[no-]patch-numbers ] [ --topic=topic ]
       [ --time-machine=num ] export | import | rebase | drop | apply


       gbp-pq helps one to manage quilt patches in Debian packages that are maintained with  git-
       buildpackage. This is especially useful with packages using the 3.0 (quilt) source format.
       With gbp-pq you can maintain the quilt patches that should be applied to a  package  on  a
       separate  branch  called patch-queue branch. So if your Debian package lives on master the
       associated patch-queue branch will be called patch-queue/master.

       See  <URL:>  for  example


       import Create  a  patch queue branch from quilt patches in debian/patches/ that are listed
              in debian/patches/series.

       export Export the patches on the patch-queue branch associated to the current branch  into
              a quilt patch series in debian/patches/ and update the series file.

       rebase Switch  to  the  patch-queue  branch associated to the current branch and rebase it
              against the current branch.

       drop   Drop (delete) the patch queue associated to the current branch.  So  if  you're  on
              branch foo this would drop branch patch-queue/foo.

       apply  Add  a  single patch to the patch-queue similar to using git-am. Use --topic if you
              want the patch to appear in a separate subdir when exporting the patch queue  using
              export. This can be used to separate upstream pathes from debian specific patches.



       -v     verbose execution

              Whether to use colored output.

              Whether the patch files should start with a number or not.

              Topic to use when importing a single patch

              When  importing a patch queue fails, go back commit by commit on the current branch
              to check if the patch-queue applies there. Do this at most NUM times. This  can  be
              useful  if  the  patch-queue doesn't apply to the current branch HEAD anymore, e.g.
              after importing a new upstream version.


       When exporting patches from a patch-queue branch gbp-pq will look at the patch header  for
       special  tags  it  recognizes.  All  tags need to start at the first column and require at
       least one whitespace after the colon.

       Gbp-Pq-Topic: topic
              Moves the patch into a subdir called topic when running

              . This allows for some structure below debian/patches.


       git-buildpackage(1), dpkg-source(1), quilt(1),


       Guido Guenther <>

                                         28 October 2011                                GBP-PQ(1)