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Re: cvs diff output PATCH input? (was: synchronize two repositories)

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: cvs diff output PATCH input? (was: synchronize two repositories)
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 14:49:36 -0500
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On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 03:27:41PM -0400, Derek R. Price wrote:
> Robert Bresner wrote:
> > So. Is there a way to get "cvs diff" to output information that
> > can then be used by patch?
> The output of CVS diff is usable directly by Larry Wall's GNU patch 2.5 & 
> maybe
> earlier.  GNU patch 2.5 is smart enough to ignore some of the header 
> information CVS
> diff outputs.  I've had some problems with earlier versions of patch aborting 
> with

This may have already be addressed.  I've been skipping a lot of emails
since just got back from vacation.  But, just in case it hasn't been said:
cvs diff -c is usuable by patch.  cvs diff alone is not.

cvs diff -u builds a unified diff that is more compact, but doesn't work
with older versions of patch (solution: install latest version of patch).

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