stg-edit — Edit a patch description or diff
stg edit [options] [--] [<patch>]
Edit the description and author information of the given patch (or the current patch if no patch name was given). With --diff, also edit the diff.
The editor is invoked with the following contents:
From: A U Thor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: creation date
If --diff was specified, the diff appears at the bottom, after a separator:
Command-line options can be used to modify specific information without invoking the editor. (With the --edit option, the editor is invoked even if such command-line options are given.)
If the patch diff is edited but does not apply, no changes are made to the patch at all. The edited patch is saved to a file which you can feed to "stg edit --file", once you have made sure it does apply.
With --set-tree you set the git tree of the patch to the specified TREE-ISH without changing the tree of any other patches. When used on the top patch, the index and work tree will be updated to match the tree. This low-level option is primarily meant to be used by tools built on top of StGit, such as the Emacs mode. See also the --set-tree flag of stg push.
- -d, --diff
Edit the patch diff.
- -e, --edit
Invoke interactive editor.
Add a "Signed-off-by:" to the end of the patch.
Add an "Acked-by:" line to the end of the patch.
Add a "Reviewed-by:" line to the end of the patch.
- -m MESSAGE, --message MESSAGE
Use MESSAGE instead of invoking the editor.
- -f FILE, --file FILE
Use the contents of FILE instead of invoking the editor. (If FILE is "-", write to stdout.)
- --save-template FILE
Instead of running the command, just write the message template to FILE, and exit. (If FILE is "-", write to stdout.)
When driving StGit from another program, it is often useful to first call a command with --save-template, then let the user edit the message, and then call the same command with --file.
This option bypasses the commit-msg hook.
- --author "NAME <EMAIL>"
Set the author details.
- --authname NAME
Set the author name.
- --authemail EMAIL
Set the author email.
- --authdate DATE
Set the author date.
- -O OPTIONS, --diff-opts OPTIONS
Extra options to pass to "git diff".
- -t TREE-ISH, --set-tree TREE-ISH
Set the git tree of the patch to TREE-ISH.
Part of the StGit suite - see stg(1)