[neomutt-devel] git mailmaps

Richard Russon rich at flatcap.org
Mon Jun 5 17:41:42 CEST 2017

Many of the contributors to NeoMutt have mutilple email addresses.
Some haven't set their git credentials correctly.

You can fix yours NOW:

    git config --global user.name "Mona Lisa"
    git config --global user.email "email at example.com"

To tidy up all the existing commits, there's git's mailmap feature.
It looks up the correct names and emails in .mailmap, giving you a
pleasing git log/shortlog output:

Show all the commits between releases 2017-05-26 and 2017-06-02

git shortlog -sn neomutt-20170526..neomutt-20170602
    20  Richard Russon
    18  Kevin McCarthy
     3  Zero King
     2  Pietro Cerutti
     1  Elimar Riesebieter
     1  Roger Cornelius
     1  Tamotsu Takahashi

I've just committed two alternate versions to the management repo.

To use them by default, edit your .gitconfig

        # file = ~/management/git/mailmap-name-nick
        # file = ~/management/git/mailmap-nick

"mailmap-name-nick" looks like:

    20  Richard Russon (@flatcap)
    18  UPSTREAM Kevin McCarthy
     3  Zero King (@l2dy)
     2  Pietro Cerutti (@gahr)
     1  Elimar Riesebieter (@riesebie)
     1  UPSTREAM Roger Cornelius
     1  UPSTREAM Tamotsu Takahashi

"mailmap-nick" looks like:

    20  UPSTREAM
    20  flatcap
     3  l2dy
     2  gahr
     1  riesebie

Rich / FlatCap
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