Apply a diff file to an original
Patch will take a patch file containing any of the four forms
of difference listing produced by the diff program and apply
those differences to an original file, producing a patched
This version of `patch' has many changes made by the Free Software Foundation.
They add support for:
* handling arbitrary binary data and large files
* the unified context diff format that GNU diff can produce
* merging into files instead of creating reject files
* making GNU Emacs-style backup files
* improved interaction with RCS and SCCS
* the GNU conventions for option parsing and config
patch (2.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
The patch versions shipped in Debian Etch and Lenny (2.5.9-4 and 2.5.9-5)
contained two patches that would create reject files in unified format, and
collect all rejects in a single, "global" reject file. These patches are now
part of patch 2.6.
However, the arguments have been renamed:
* -U or --unified-reject-files is now --reject-format=form
Changes in version 2.6:
* A regression test suite has been added ("make check").
* A --merge option has been added which will merge a patch file into
the original files similar to merge(1). See the patch(1) manual page for
* Unless a filename has been specified on the command line, look only
for filenames in the patch until one has been found. This prevents
patch from tri
patch - apply a
patch (2.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update watch file.
* Section: vcs.
* Suggests: diffutil
2009-11-12 Andreas Gruenbacher <email@example.com>
* NEWS: Version 2.6 released.
Larry Wall wrote the original version of `patch'.
Paul Eggert removed arbitrary limits; added suppo
This is Debian's prepackaged version of patch, Larry Wall's program that
allows you to apply diffs t
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