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Re: How to edit/modify patches using emacs?

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: How to edit/modify patches using emacs?
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 19:39:11 +0000
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote on Mon, 09 May 2005
16:48:34 -0400:
>> No that's not the problem. If I open a file like <file>.patch or
>> <file>.diff emacs opens it read-only (OK, I can rename the file, e.g.
>> just to <file>, then the problem no longer persists).

> Yes, it was a stupid idea of mine.  See diff-default-read-only, which in
> Emacs-CVS has been set to nil.  Sorry 'bout it,

Not half as stupid as _not_ writing diff-mode would have been.  ;-)

It's got to be one of my all-time favourite modes.  Doing a recursive
diff on two versions of a source tree (~2270 source files in each :-(),
then bringing the output up in diff-mode IMPRESSES onlookers.

Thanks, Stefan!

Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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