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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Sending patches

In the previous example, you saw how to create and apply patches. You can, of course, attach these patch files directly to an e-mail, but Git provides a way to send the patches directly as e-mails with the git send-email command. The command requires some setting up, but how you do that is heavily dependent on your general mail and SMTP configuration. A general guide can be found in the Git help pages or visit

Getting ready

We'll set up the same repository as in the previous example:

$ git clone
Cloning into 'offline-sharing'...
remote: Counting objects: 32, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (25/25), done.
remote: Total 32 (delta 7), reused 30 (delta 6)
Unpacking objects: 100% (32/32), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
$ cd offline-sharing

How to do it...

First, we'll send the same patch as the one we created in the first example. We'll send it to ourselves using the e-mail address...