git apply --check should give some indication that a patch applies cleanly
- Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:28:22 -0400
- From: Daniel Dromboski <dandromb@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: git apply --check should give some indication that a patch applies cleanly
The main purpose of `git apply --check` is to see if a patch can apply.
It's not intuitive to a user, just from the command name, that "no
output" means your patch can apply cleanly.
Furthermore, `git apply --check --verbose` only says that it is
checking the patch, ending with "..." which usually means "more info
to come"... But it doesn't print anything else. An example command and
$ git apply --check --verbose [my-patch.patch]
Checking patch [path/to/file.ext]...
I'd like if there were some way for the command to confirm outright
that the patch applies, to save users the confusion.