Commit 3d4de986 authored by Simon Glass's avatar Simon Glass

patman: Explain how to make doc/git-mailrc work

Add an explanation for how to set up git so that patman can find the alias
file. Fix up the get_maintainers message too.
Reported-by: default avatarScott Wood <scottwood@freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSimon Glass <sjg@chromium.org>
parent 9b250ac4
......@@ -52,12 +52,15 @@ will get a consistent result each time.
How to configure it
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For most cases of using patman for U-Boot development, patman will
locate and use the file 'doc/git-mailrc' in your U-Boot directory.
This contains most of the aliases you will need.
For most cases of using patman for U-Boot development, patman can use the
file 'doc/git-mailrc' in your U-Boot directory to supply the email aliases
you need. To make this work, tell git where to find the file by typing
this once:
For Linux the 'scripts/get_maintainer.pl' handles figuring out where
to send patches pretty well.
git config sendemail.aliasesfile doc/git-mailrc
For both Linux and U-Boot the 'scripts/get_maintainer.pl' handles figuring
out where to send patches pretty well.
During the first run patman creates a config file for you by taking the default
user name and email address from the global .gitconfig file.
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