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Re: Generting patches or updates that affect tree structure.

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-10-03 18:36:35 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:
> Reading in the manual I see that patches cannot alter the tree
> structure, so how does one propagate changes which for instance add a
> extra directory and file set?

[this is really a users@ question]

The patch file format has no problem with directory/file additions. It
cannot handle renames or directory deletes, however. If you really need
that, you can use SVK:

        http://svk.elixus.org

which includes a binary block to a conventional diff file (which patch
helpfully ignores) which can contain more complex tree operations.

John

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