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sudo -u nobody /srv/patchwork/apps/patchwork/bin/parsemail.sh < mail
+7. Optional: Configure your VCS to automatically update patches
+ The tools directory of the patchwork distribution contains a file
+ named post-receive.hook which is an example git hook that can be
+ used to automatically update patches to the Accepted state when
+ corresponding comits are pushed via git.
+ To install this hook, simply copy it to the .git/hooks directory on
+ your server, name it post-receive, and make it executable.
+ This sample hook has support to update patches to different states
+ depending on which branch is being pushed to. See the STATE_MAP
+ setting in that file.
+ If you are using a system other than git, you can likely write a
+ similar hook using pwclient to update patch state. If you do write
+ one, please contribute it.