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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 ] drop | export | import | rebase | switch


       gbp pq helps one to manage quilt patches in Debian packages that are maintained with  gbp.
       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.

       switch Switch to the patch-queue branch if on the base branch and switch to base branch if
              on patch-queue branch.



       -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]: Ignore
              Ignores the commit, no patch is generated out of it.

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

              gbp pq export
              This allows for some structure below debian/patches.

       Gbp-Pq-Topic: topic
              Deprecated: use Gbp[-Pq]: Topic topic instead.


       gbp-buildpackage(1), dpkg-source(1), quilt(1), gbp.conf(5)


       Guido Guenther <>

                                         15 February 2014                               GBP-PQ(1)