Commit 8568baed authored by Doug Anderson's avatar Doug Anderson Committed by Simon Glass

patman: Add support for settings in .patman

This patch adds support for a [settings] section in the .patman file.
In this section you can add settings that will affect the default
values for command-line options.

Support is added in a generic way such that any setting can be updated
by just referring to the "dest" of the option that is passed to the
option parser.  At the moment options that would make sense to put in
settings are "ignore_errors", "process_tags", and "verbose".  You
could override them like:

 ignore_errors: True
 process_tags: False
 verbose: True

The settings functionality is also used in a future change which adds
support for per-project settings.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDoug Anderson <>
parent 21a19d70
......@@ -98,6 +98,22 @@ The in the U-Boot tools/ subdirectory will be located and
used. Failing that you can put it into your path or ~/bin/
If you want to change the defaults for patman's command-line arguments,
you can add a [settings] section to your .patman file. This can be used
for any command line option by referring to the "dest" for the option in For reference, the useful ones (at the moment) shown below
(all with the non-default setting):
ignore_errors: True
process_tags: False
verbose: True
How to run it
......@@ -384,8 +384,6 @@ def GetDefaultUserEmail():
def Setup():
"""Set up git utils, by reading the alias files."""
# Check for a git alias file also
alias_fname = GetAliasFile()
if alias_fname:
......@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@ import checkpatch
import command
import gitutil
import patchstream
import settings
import terminal
import test
......@@ -64,6 +65,8 @@ parser.usage = """patman [options]
Create patches from commits in a branch, check them and email them as
specified by tags you place in the commits. Use -n to """
settings.Setup(parser, '')
(options, args) = parser.parse_args()
# Run our meagre tests
......@@ -88,13 +88,43 @@ def CreatePatmanConfigFile(config_fname):
print >>f, "[alias]\nme: %s <%s>" % (name, email)
def Setup(config_fname=''):
def _UpdateDefaults(parser, config):
"""Update the given OptionParser defaults based on config.
We'll walk through all of the settings from the parser
For each setting we'll look for a default in the option parser.
If it's found we'll update the option parser default.
The idea here is that the .patman file should be able to update
defaults but that command line flags should still have the final
parser: An instance of an OptionParser whose defaults will be
config: An instance of SafeConfigParser that we will query
for settings.
defaults = parser.get_default_values()
for name, val in config.items('settings'):
if hasattr(defaults, name):
default_val = getattr(defaults, name)
if isinstance(default_val, bool):
val = config.getboolean('settings', name)
elif isinstance(default_val, int):
val = config.getint('settings', name)
parser.set_default(name, val)
print "WARNING: Unknown setting %s" % name
def Setup(parser, config_fname=''):
"""Set up the settings module by reading config files.
parser: The parser to update
config_fname: Config filename to read ('' for default)
settings = ConfigParser.SafeConfigParser()
config = ConfigParser.SafeConfigParser()
if config_fname == '':
config_fname = '%s/.patman' % os.getenv('HOME')
......@@ -102,11 +132,12 @@ def Setup(config_fname=''):
print "No config file found ~/.patman\nCreating one...\n"
for name, value in settings.items('alias'):
for name, value in config.items('alias'):
alias[name] = value.split(',')
_UpdateDefaults(parser, config)
# These are the aliases we understand, indexed by alias. Each member is a list.
alias = {}
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