mbox patch corruption?

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 22:51:16 EST 2008

On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 04:02:23PM +1000, Jeremy Kerr wrote:
>Hi Josh,
>> I've been doing some work with non-ascii encodings recently, so may
>> have broken this. Will take a look soon.
>Looks like this is a "technically correct, but useless" problem - the 
>email has a transfer encoding of quoted-printable, which is 
>encoding '<space><newline>' as '<space>=<newline><newline>'.
>However, most people aren't using the mbox files as actual mbox, so 
>perhaps an 8-bit raw encoding of utf-8 would be more appropriate.

I use them as an mbox all the time.  Basically, I collect up the
patches I want to put in my tree, download the mbox, and apply
them via 'git-am -i', wWhich expects an mbox.

The mbox file with those issues failed to apply via git, for
valid reasons since the patch was screwed up.


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