[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Your upstream maintainer just isn't that into you...

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Fri Jun 29 16:16:14 UTC 2012


On 06/29/2012 01:00 AM, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-06-28 at 22:56 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-06-26 at 16:52 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
>>
>>> Hint, you can sort the emails and have mutt write them out properly.
>>>
>>> Short example of how I do this:
>>> ... [mutt commands]
>>
>> This makes me not feel so bad for not using mutt much. I use Evilution
>> just because it seems to work for me. I read LKML with mutt, but all my
>> work and personal email is read with the bloat MUA.
> 
> Would you believe I do the same thing with evolution.  I actually have a
> set of imap flags, one of which is 'patch to apply'.  I then have a
> virtual search folder for each mailing list I apply patches from set to
> the apply patch labels plus thread children (so I pick up the acks and
> discussion).  The only twist with evolution is that it won't sort before
> doing a multiple save, so I have a simple mboxorder shell script that
> splits the mail by the number in the [PATCH 5/7] tag for applying.

Out of curiosity, why do people use an mbox for a series rather than
saving each patch to a separate file? I just select the entire series,
"save as" (which saves each email to a separate file named by email
subject, at least in Thunderbird...) and then do "git am ...
/path/to/*.eml", and the wildcard sorts the emails for me. Hmm. I wonder
if wildcard expansion is guaranteed to sort? It certainly always has in
practice IIRC...


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