If you have not done so already, you may wish to set a name and email
that will be associated with your commits (see Telling Git your name in Git User Manual). If you wish to use a
different name or email just for commits in this repository, you can
git config --local, or edit .git/config in the
repository instead of ~/.gitconfig.
We provide some default settings in etc/git/gitconfig which modify how patches are generated, making them easier to read and apply. These settings can be applied by manually copying them to .git/config in your checkout, or by telling Git to include the whole file:
git config --local include.path ../etc/git/gitconfig
From then on, any changes to etc/git/gitconfig would automatically take effect.
Since the first patch in a series must be sent separately
(see Sending a Patch Series), it can also be helpful to tell
git format-patch to handle the e-mail threading instead of
git config --local format.thread shallow git config --local sendemail.thread no