Download patch from email.

Elazar Leibovich elazar.leibovich at
Sun Feb 15 01:11:51 EST 2015

I use "|".

    $ cd ~/linux-source
    $ mutt
    (select email with patch)
    |git am

Git applies the patch to the current directory

You could of course pipe to a file with "|cat 001-file.patch"

Last note, from gmail, one can use the "show original" menu item, and
save/copy-paste the text from there. git am would understand that.

On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Silvan Jegen <me at> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 03:48:53AM +0000, Anand Moon wrote:
> > I have configured mutt as email client.
> >
> >
> >
> > But my configuration don't allow me to download Linux patch's from
> > email.
> I use mutt's standard functionality to get patches from emails which I
> did not have to configure IIRC. Depending on whether the patches have
> been sent inline (within the email text itself) or attached to the email
> I use two different methods.
> Inline patches:
> I use 'C' (if there are multiple patches you can tag all the mail
> messages first and then use ';C') to copy all the mail messages to a
> mailbox file. This mailbox file can then be read by the 'git am' command
> which applies all the patches (including the commit messages) to your
> git tree.
> Attached patches:
> Select the mail message, click 'v' and save the attached patches to disk
> with 's'.
> Hope that helps. I would like to hear if other people have more
> efficient workflows (using custom scripts for example)!
> Cheers,
> Silvan
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