[darcs-users] Suggestion: remind user of DARCS_EMAIL

Ashley Moran ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk
Mon Mar 23 22:59:45 UTC 2009


This bugged me for ages until I googled for it and found there was an  
answer.  Every time you record the first patch in a repo, it asks you  
for your email address:

% darcs record
Darcs needs to know what name (conventionally an email address) to use  
as the
patch author, e.g. 'Fred Bloggs <fred at bloggs.invalid>'.  If you  
provide one
now it will be stored in the file '_darcs/prefs/author' and used as a  
in the future.  To change your preferred author address, simply delete  
or edit
this file.

I think it would be useful to point out you can set the DARCS_EMAIL  
environment variable in this explanation.  It'd be a very easy way of  
improving the usability of making many branches to new users.  And  
people like me that didn't realise there was a solution!




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