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Re: cvs diff and added files


From: Ian Lance Taylor
Subject: Re: cvs diff and added files
Date: 08 Feb 2001 09:38:19 -0800
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"Derek R. Price" <address@hidden> writes:

> According to my patch man page, it appears CVS is relying on some POSIX
> behavior which tells patch to read the filename on the 'Index:' line and not
> the later 'diff', '---', and '+++' lines.  Unfortunately, my implementation
> of patch appears to then ignore created files, though from the man page it
> doesn't appear that it is supposed to.

If you are using GNU patch, then I believe you need to set the
environment variable POSIXLY_CORRECT to get it to honor the Index:
lines.

Ian



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