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[RFC PATCH] help: add optional instructions for reporting bugs

Git is distributed in various ways by various organizations. The Git
community prefers to have bugs reported on the mailing list, whereas
other organizations may rather want to have filed a bug in a bug tracker
or such.  The point of contact is different by organization as well.

When reporting bugs, users will usually look at the output of
'git --version' at one point to write a quality bug report.
So that is a good spot to provide additional information to the user
about e.g. additional the organizational quirks how to report a bug.

As the output of 'git --version' is parsed by scripts as well,
we only want to present this information to users, which is why
we only give the output to TTYs.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx>

Not sure if this is a good idea at all, hence RFC.


 help.c | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/help.c b/help.c
index bc6cd19cf3..d4c1fbe5cb 100644
--- a/help.c
+++ b/help.c
@@ -9,6 +9,12 @@
 #include "version.h"
 #include "refs.h"
+const char git_bug_reporting_string[] = GIT_BUG_REPORT_HELP;
+const char git_bug_reporting_string[] = "To report bugs send a plain text email to git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
 void add_cmdname(struct cmdnames *cmds, const char *name, int len)
 	struct cmdname *ent;
@@ -435,6 +441,8 @@ int cmd_version(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 			/* NEEDSWORK: also save and output GIT-BUILD_OPTIONS? */
+	if (isatty(1))
+		puts(git_bug_reporting_string);
 	return 0;