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From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@linuxfoundation.org>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Getting clean diff data from git-mailinfo
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:14:01 -0500
Message-ID: <20200221171312.xyzsrvebuwiw6pgj@chatter.i7.local> (raw)

Hello:

Git-mailinfo is a handy utility to quickly parse the contents of a 
message containing a patch. However, I'm curious why there isn't a way 
to get just the diff data, without all the surrounding junk. E.g.:

curl https://lore.kernel.org/driverdev-devel/20200221123817.16643-1-ajay.kathat@microchip.com/raw  \
  | git mailinfo msg patch > info

The contents of "msg" are already munged to reduce it to exactly what 
would be in the commit message (properly processing the extra From: 
header), but the contents of "patch" contain all the junk from around 
the diff, like the diffstat, git version info, and the list trailer.

Is there a git-native command to further clean up the "patch" file to 
get just diff contents (i.e. as returned by "git diff" after this patch 
is applied)?

-K

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-21 17:14 Konstantin Ryabitsev [this message]
2020-02-22 16:47 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-22 16:56   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-22 18:00     ` Andreas Schwab

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