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authorDan Carpenter <>2014-06-27 18:28:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2014-06-29 13:38:33 -0700
commit7d19e91b5220227814e9e875460c2c22c9660a5c (patch)
parent24b414d5a7d3e6a716350464dfdb44da610ed142 (diff)
Documentation: add section about git to email-clients.txt
These days most people use git to send patches so I have added a section about that. Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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Email clients info for Linux
+These days most developers use `git send-email` instead of regular
+email clients. The man page for this is quite good. On the receiving
+end, maintainers use `git am` to apply the patches.
+If you are new to git then send your first patch to yourself. Save it
+as raw text including all the headers. Run `git am raw_email.txt` and
+then review the changelog with `git log`. When that works then send
+the patch to the appropriate mailing list(s).
General Preferences
Patches for the Linux kernel are submitted via email, preferably as