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Tools for manipulating patch files

Patchutils contains the following tools for manipulating patch files: interdiff, combinediff, filterdiff, fixcvsdiff, rediff, lsdiff, and splitdiff. You can use

  • interdiff- creates an incremental patch from two patches against a common source
  • combinediff- creates a single patch from two incremental patches
  • filterdiff- selects patches based on files matching shell wildcards
  • lsdiff- lists modified files in a patch
  • rediff- corrects hand-edited patches
  • fixcvsdiff- corrects the output of 'cvs diff'
  • splitdiff- separates patches so that each new file alters a given file only once

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Janet Casey

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7 December 2001

Leaders and contributors

Tim Waugh Maintainer
Marko Kreen Contributor
Matthias Hanisch Contributor

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Developer,
Debian (Ref)

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 February 2018.


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