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Re: cvs diff and added files


From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: cvs diff and added files
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 12:35:27 -0500

Karl Fogel wrote:

> Hmmm.  If CVS produced a patch where the `diff', `---', and `+++'
> lines gave the path to the filename, would patch then behave the way
> you want?

Yes it would.  I'm not sure all three locations are necessary, but that's what 
I've
been doing and that is what the example on my patch man page shows.


> But would this break patches in some other way?

Not that I know of, and I have been doing that for over a year now and sending 
out
the patches without hearing any complaints, but I'm not sure how often my 
patches
have been used.  At least a few have been recently.  :)


> The question is, what is the standard diff format by which patch will
> correctly apply changes, and add new files, in subdirs?

I had thought Larry Wall & Paul Eggert's patch program was the standard, but I 
don't
really know, and I know nothing about version numbers.


> I don't know the answer to that, but I presume there is one.

I'm looking into it, but if anyone knows, the additional info would be 
appreciated.
:)

Derek
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