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authorSean Whitton <>2019-11-09 11:05:45 -0700
committerSean Whitton <>2019-11-09 14:53:00 -0700
commit519cf0fa2348e5022fc5e383e323364241d7b42f (patch)
tree24a4685c8da85d80dfa3571b03641e0f30450817 /notmuch-extract-patch.1.pod
parentfbda073c3d28496a7882c9a261718de65470f40c (diff)
notmuch-extract-patch: add -v/--reroll-count option
Signed-off-by: Sean Whitton <>
Diffstat (limited to 'notmuch-extract-patch.1.pod')
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/notmuch-extract-patch.1.pod b/notmuch-extract-patch.1.pod
index 21095bc..a18cc22 100644
--- a/notmuch-extract-patch.1.pod
+++ b/notmuch-extract-patch.1.pod
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ notmuch-extract-patch - extract a git patch series from notmuch
-B<notmuch-extract-patch> I<QUERY>
+B<notmuch-extract-patch> [B<-v>|B<--reroll-count=>I<N>] I<QUERY>
@@ -15,7 +15,23 @@ replies/reviews.
=head1 OPTIONS
+=over 4
+=item B<-v>|B<--reroll-count=>I<N>
+Try to extract the I<N>th version of a patch series, where these
+patches are identified by subject prefixes like "[PATCH vI<N> 1/3]".
+If this option is not specified, default to extracting the first
+version of the patch series.
+Note that this option should not usually be needed, because best
+practices when sharing patches with git-send-email(1) include starting
+a new thread when posting a revised series. The I<--in-reply-to>
+option to git-format-patch(1) is used mainly for posting a patch
+series in reply to a bug report.
=head1 EXAMPLE
@@ -28,17 +44,12 @@ None.
-B<notmuch-extract-patch> assumes one patch series per query. So if
-there is more than one patch series in a thread, you will need to
+B<notmuch-extract-patch> can select patches to extract based on the
+reroll count, but otherwise assumes that there is only one patch
+series in a thread. If this assumption is violated, you would need to
construct a notmuch query that includes only the patches you want to
extract, which somewhat defeats the purpose of this script.
-This should not happen often because best practices when sharing
-patches with git-send-email(1) include starting a new thread when
-posting a revised series. The I<--in-reply-to> option to
-B<notmuch-extract-patch> is used mainly for posting a patch series in
-reply to a bug report.
=head1 SEE ALSO
notmuch(1), git-send-email(1)