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Re: [PATCH 0/3] interpret-trailers: add --where, --if-exists, --if-missing




On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Paolo Bonzini <bonzini@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> These options are useful to experiment with "git interpret-trailers"
> without having to tinker with .gitconfig.  It can also be useful in the
> oddball case where you want a different placement for the trailer.
>
> The case that stimulated the creation of the patches was configuring
>
>      trailer.signed-off-by.where = end
>
> and then wanting "--where before" when a patch author forgets his
> Signed-off-by and provides it in a separate email.

Maybe you could have used the following to temporarily override the config:

git -c trailer.signed-off-by.where=before interpret-trailers ...

But it could be helpful and more straightforward to provide the
options you implemented.

I am not sure also if --where should override both "trailer.where" and
"trailer.<token>.where", or if should just override the former.