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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh User's Manual?

From: Matthew Hannigan
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh User's Manual?
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:59:08 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 06:50:13PM -0500, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> >I found a goldmine: the MH 6.8.5 tar ball contains RCS files for
> >all of the source code.  And it contains the sources for all of the
> >documentation.
> >
> >I currently have it staged for addition at docs/historical/mh-6.8.5/
> >Before committing, is there a way to not include the contents of each
> >file in the nmh-commits message?  It's about 20 MB.
> I don't think that's possible.  But there is code to limit the
> number of lines sent out (but it might not work).  I guess ... well,
> shoot.  I'd say just blast away.
> >Or even better, is there a reasonable way to shove the old histories
> >into the beginning of the git history?  My guess is not, but that would
> >be really neat.
> That would be .... a nasty rebase.  And it would probably mess up everyone
> with a checked out copy of the tree.
> We can certainly put the whole history in the tree, though.  Maybe
> on a branch, off of the initial revision?  And then merge it into
> the master branch?

I think you could import it and graft the existing on top.
(Not volunteering though :-)

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