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Replying to SCM commits using Gmane

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SCM commit mailing lists are handy in case you want to comment others' commits in an email. OTOH they are problematic, as they generate a lot of mails, and in case I subscribe to the list, usually I don’t read those commits at all. (In case you have time to read them, that’s a different use case.)

So here is an example how to reply properly — without having to subscribe.

  • search for the commit ID you want to comment (here b863767bd1ddc2af18900fa1df0cd61ef2fa6edb)

  • extract the article ID associated to the push from the link (here 1643)

  • download the article in mbox format, so you can reply to it from mutt (or your other favorite MUA).

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