Commit 8895b3e1 authored by Simon Glass's avatar Simon Glass

patman: Read in the git-mailrc alias file

We should read this file to obtain a set of aliases. This reduces the need
to create them in the ~/.patman file.

This feature did exist in some version of patman, and is mentioned in the
help but it did not find its way upstream.
Reported-by: default avatarGraeme Russ <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSimon Glass <>
parent 71edbe5c
......@@ -235,6 +235,31 @@ def _UpdateDefaults(parser, config):
print "WARNING: Unknown setting %s" % name
def _ReadAliasFile(fname):
"""Read in the U-Boot git alias file if it exists.
fname: Filename to read.
if os.path.exists(fname):
bad_line = None
with open(fname) as fd:
linenum = 0
for line in fd:
linenum += 1
line = line.strip()
if not line or line.startswith('#'):
words = line.split(' ', 2)
if len(words) < 3 or words[0] != 'alias':
if not bad_line:
bad_line = "%s:%d:Invalid line '%s'" % (fname, linenum,
alias[words[1]] = [s.strip() for s in words[2].split(',')]
if bad_line:
print bad_line
def Setup(parser, project_name, config_fname=''):
"""Set up the settings module by reading config files.
......@@ -244,6 +269,8 @@ def Setup(parser, project_name, config_fname=''):
for sections named "project_section" as well.
config_fname: Config filename to read ('' for default)
# First read the git alias file if available
config = _ProjectConfigParser(project_name)
if config_fname == '':
config_fname = '%s/.patman' % os.getenv('HOME')
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