git-imap-send - Send a collection of patches from stdin to an IMAP folder
git imap-send [-v] [-q] [--[no-]curl]
This command uploads a mailbox generated with git format-patch into an IMAP drafts folder. This allows patches to be sent as other email is when using mail clients that cannot read mailbox files directly. The command also works with any general mailbox in which emails have the fields "From", "Date", and "Subject" in that order. Typical usage is something like: git format-patch --signoff --stdout --attach origin | git imap-send
-v, --verbose Be verbose. -q, --quiet Be quiet. --curl Use libcurl to communicate with the IMAP server, unless tunneling into it. Ignored if Git was built without the USE_CURL_FOR_IMAP_SEND option set. --no-curl Talk to the IMAP server using git's own IMAP routines instead of using libcurl. Ignored if Git was built with the NO_OPENSSL option set.
To use the tool, imap.folder and either imap.tunnel or imap.host must be set to appropriate values. Variables imap.folder The folder to drop the mails into, which is typically the Drafts folder. For example: "INBOX.Drafts", "INBOX/Drafts" or "[Gmail]/Drafts". Required. imap.tunnel Command used to setup a tunnel to the IMAP server through which commands will be piped instead of using a direct network connection to the server. Required when imap.host is not set. imap.host A URL identifying the server. Use a imap:// prefix for non-secure connections and a imaps:// prefix for secure connections. Ignored when imap.tunnel is set, but required otherwise. imap.user The username to use when logging in to the server. imap.pass The password to use when logging in to the server. imap.port An integer port number to connect to on the server. Defaults to 143 for imap:// hosts and 993 for imaps:// hosts. Ignored when imap.tunnel is set. imap.sslverify A boolean to enable/disable verification of the server certificate used by the SSL/TLS connection. Default is true. Ignored when imap.tunnel is set. imap.preformattedHTML A boolean to enable/disable the use of html encoding when sending a patch. An html encoded patch will be bracketed with <pre> and have a content type of text/html. Ironically, enabling this option causes Thunderbird to send the patch as a plain/text, format=fixed email. Default is false. imap.authMethod Specify authenticate method for authentication with IMAP server. If Git was built with the NO_CURL option, or if your curl version is older than 7.34.0, or if you're running git-imap-send with the --no-curl option, the only supported method is CRAM-MD5. If this is not set then git imap-send uses the basic IMAP plaintext LOGIN command. Examples Using tunnel mode: [imap] folder = "INBOX.Drafts" tunnel = "ssh -q -C email@example.com /usr/bin/imapd ./Maildir 2> /dev/null" Using direct mode: [imap] folder = "INBOX.Drafts" host = imap://imap.example.com user = bob pass = p4ssw0rd Using direct mode with SSL: [imap] folder = "INBOX.Drafts" host = imaps://imap.example.com user = bob pass = p4ssw0rd port = 123 sslverify = false
To submit patches using GMail's IMAP interface, first, edit your ~/.gitconfig to specify your account settings: [imap] folder = "[Gmail]/Drafts" host = imaps://imap.gmail.com user = firstname.lastname@example.org port = 993 sslverify = false You might need to instead use: folder = "[Google Mail]/Drafts" if you get an error that the "Folder doesn't exist". Once the commits are ready to be sent, run the following command: $ git format-patch --cover-letter -M --stdout origin/master | git imap-send Just make sure to disable line wrapping in the email client (GMail's web interface will wrap lines no matter what, so you need to use a real IMAP client).
It is still your responsibility to make sure that the email message sent by your email program meets the standards of your project. Many projects do not like patches to be attached. Some mail agents will transform patches (e.g. wrap lines, send them as format=flowed) in ways that make them fail. You will get angry flames ridiculing you if you don't check this. Thunderbird in particular is known to be problematic. Thunderbird users may wish to visit this web page for more information: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plain_text_e-mail_-_Thunderbird#Completely_plain_email
git-format-patch(1), git-send-email(1), mbox(5)
Part of the git(1) suite
Personal Opportunity - Free software gives you access to billions of dollars of software at no cost. Use this software for your business, personal use or to develop a profitable skill. Access to source code provides access to a level of capabilities/information that companies protect though copyrights. Open source is a core component of the Internet and it is available to you. Leverage the billions of dollars in resources and capabilities to build a career, establish a business or change the world. The potential is endless for those who understand the opportunity.
Business Opportunity - Goldman Sachs, IBM and countless large corporations are leveraging open source to reduce costs, develop products and increase their bottom lines. Learn what these companies know about open source and how open source can give you the advantage.
Free Software provides computer programs and capabilities at no cost but more importantly, it provides the freedom to run, edit, contribute to, and share the software. The importance of free software is a matter of access, not price. Software at no cost is a benefit but ownership rights to the software and source code is far more significant.
Free Office Software - The Libre Office suite provides top desktop productivity tools for free. This includes, a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation engine, drawing and flowcharting, database and math applications. Libre Office is available for Linux or Windows.
The Free Books Library is a collection of thousands of the most popular public domain books in an online readable format. The collection includes great classical literature and more recent works where the U.S. copyright has expired. These books are yours to read and use without restrictions.
Source Code - Want to change a program or know how it works? Open Source provides the source code for its programs so that anyone can use, modify or learn how to write those programs themselves. Visit the GNU source code repositories to download the source.
Study at Harvard, Stanford or MIT - Open edX provides free online courses from Harvard, MIT, Columbia, UC Berkeley and other top Universities. Hundreds of courses for almost all major subjects and course levels. Open edx also offers some paid courses and selected certifications.
Linux Manual Pages - A man or manual page is a form of software documentation found on Linux/Unix operating systems. Topics covered include computer programs (including library and system calls), formal standards and conventions, and even abstract concepts.