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 editor is invoked with the following contents:
From: A U Thor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: creation date
If --diff was specified, the diff appears at the bottom, after a
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.
Edit the patch diff.
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.
Add a "Reviewed-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.)
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.
This option bypasses the commit-msg hook.
--author "NAME <EMAIL>"
Set the author details.
Set the author name.
Set the author email.
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.
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