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authorSimon Glass <>2014-10-03 20:40:36 -0600
committerSimon Glass <>2015-01-30 15:55:30 -0700
commit3d4de98696d2d906c968008219bb9a65960e7c10 (patch)
tree8702ede4823f3accd49a46b48bdcb61add827ce1 /tools
parent9b250ac400603fae55193412107fe3b1d746fa2f (diff)
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: Scott Wood <> Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <>
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1 files changed, 8 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/tools/patman/README b/tools/patman/README
index e466886ed2..7d039e82bc 100644
--- a/tools/patman/README
+++ b/tools/patman/README
@@ -52,12 +52,15 @@ will get a consistent result each time.
How to configure it
-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/' handles figuring out where
-to send patches pretty well.
+ git config sendemail.aliasesfile doc/git-mailrc
+For both Linux and U-Boot the 'scripts/' 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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