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September 24, 2018 05:57
git format-patch, AUTHORS file, and email addresses
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Whenever I use "git format-patch" to create a patch to bleadperl, the patch
file includes an email address ( that will become
obsolete in a couple of weeks time.
Hence, if someone applies the patch then the git log will specify that

commit a9dc86432e18808d046a28d7ad699e5c59bcc75a
Author: sisyphus <>

From where does git grab that email address ? And how do I change it for
future patches ?
(I mostly use Cygwin's git on Windows 7.)

Also, I see that the AUTHORS file is showing the same soon-to-be-obsolete
address. How do I get that changed ?

My preferred address for any public listing is, as that
will always point to my actual address.


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