On Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 05:03:14AM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote: > Denton Liu <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > which is in the middle of the log message. I expect the line to be > > reported as something in the range of 198-203,... > > That comes from not knowing who is complaining and what it is > reading. In this case, "git apply" issues a warning because it is > fed .git/rebase-apply/patch file, which is the output of mailinfo > that parses header & log message out, leaves the message in a > separate 'msg' file in the same directory and stores the rest in > that 'patch' file. And it is line 87 that has problems. In this case, I would still regard this as a bug since users would expect the line 87 to refer to their input file. I think most users don't even realise that a .git/rebase-apply/patch file exists. (I certainly didn't.) In fact, running `git am --show-current-patch` shows the whole mail, not only the 'patch' file so users would have no reason to expect the line numbers to refer to the 'patch' file. I think it would make sense to pass the number of lines skipped by mailinfo to the apply step so that more accurate line numbers can be reported to users.