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Re: Patch command execution

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-07 18:22:19 CET

Daniel Berlin <dan@dberlin.org> writes:
> I could rewrite that code in patch to do what we want, if we are
> willing to distribute our own version of patch.
> It actually sets a stupid flag in the code named "skip_rest_of_patch".
> It's about a 10 line change, maximum (Theoretically a 1 line change,
> but there might be other stupidity down the line).

I think distributing our own patch would be more trouble than its

But, if you can get such a change merged into the mainline patch, then
we could simply require "GNU Patch v. 2.6" or whatever the new version
would be.

This may be hard, though. I'm not sure what the state of `patch'
maintenance is. I sent in a patch to patch once, and everyone who
responded seemed to think it a good idea (Paul Eggert even rewrote it
to be better), but no one seemed to feel they were the one to decide
that it should go into the mainline. As far as I know, it's still out
there in limbo; no new patch release has been made for a long time.

Here Endeth The Story Of Karl's Patch To Patch.


P.S. Branko, both capitalization schemes are acceptable in titles and
heading lines, because I say so. :-)

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