Thursday, April 19, 2012

Downloading starred emails from GMail to apply git patches

Now that RTEMS is using git I frequently have to apply patches received by email, but GMail lacks a web interface for downloading selected emails. The conventional wisdom for how to apply a patch from an email is to "show original", save the page, manually remove the first blank line, and then use git-am to apply. Now do that ten times for a series of patches. How tedious!

So I wrote fetch-flagged-email—a small Python application—to accomplish my goal. Now I star patches in gmail and then run followed by git-am. The script does the heavy lifting of saving emails to files in sequential order to a directory of my choosing.


1 comment:

  1. If this does what I think it does I thank you. Just downloaded it, will give it a shot tomorrow.