[libvirt] git send-email should not allow 'y' for in-reply-to

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Fri Jan 11 17:51:42 UTC 2013

On 01/11/2013 09:47 AM, Jeff King wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 09:39:06AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>>> Please don't answer "y" when git send email shows the following prompt:

>> Anyone willing to patch upstream 'git send-email' to reject a simple 'y'

> What version of git? Commit 51bbccf is in v1.7.12.1 and higher, and
> says:
>   $ git show 51bbccf
>   commit 51bbccfd1b4a9e2807413022c56ab05c835164fb
>   Author: Junio C Hamano <gitster at pobox.com>
>   Date:   Tue Aug 14 15:15:53 2012 -0700
>   send-email: validate & reconfirm interactive responses
>   People answer 'y' to "Who should the emails appear to be from?"  and
>   'n' to "Message-ID to be used as In-Reply-To for the first email?"
>   for some unknown reason.  While it is possible that your local
>   username really is "y" and you are sending the mail to your local
>   colleagues, it is possible, and some might even say it is likely,
>   that it is a user error.

Awesome!  Already implemented!  In the case that sparked this particular
email, the culprit was using; earlier this month, a separate
culprit to the same libvirt mailing list was using

I was right about it needing to take a few months to percolate to the
actual users.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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