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Re: How to prepare patch for git am which remove a file ?

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 01:39:40PM +0100, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> Here is a simple setup:
>   cd /tmp
>   mkdir g
>   cd g
>   git init .
>   wget http://central.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/xmlgraphics/fop/2.1/fop-2.1.pom
>   git add fop-2.1.pom
>   git commit -m "My First Commit"
>   git rm fop-2.1.pom
>   git commit -m "Second Commit"
>   git format-patch HEAD~
>   git reset --hard HEAD~
>   git am 0001-Second-Commit.patch
> Applying: Second Commit
> error: patch failed: fop-2.1.pom:1
> error: fop-2.1.pom: patch does not apply
> Patch failed at 0001 Second Commit
> hint: Use 'git am --show-current-patch' to see the failed patch
> When you have resolved this problem, run "git am --continue".
> If you prefer to skip this patch, run "git am --skip" instead.
> To restore the original branch and stop patching, run "git am --abort".
> What is the black magic to get `git am` to understand this patch ?

The file in question uses CRLF line endings.

  $ git am --keep-cr 0001-Second-Commit.patch
  Applying: Second Commit

For explanation I quote ad2c928001 (git-am: Add command line parameter
`--keep-cr` passing it to git-mailsplit, 2010-02-27):

  c2ca1d7 (Allow mailsplit (and hence git-am) to handle mails with CRLF
  line-endings, 2009-08-04) fixed "git mailsplit" to help people with
  MUA whose output from save-as command uses CRLF as line terminators by
  stripping CR at the end of lines.
  However, when you know you are feeding output from "git format-patch"
  directly to "git am", and especially when your contents have CR at the
  end of line, such stripping is undesirable.  To help such a use case,
  teach --keep-cr option to "git am" and pass that to "git mailinfo".