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Re: Patch command execution

From: Edward S. Marshall <esm_at_logic.net>
Date: 2002-02-08 00:44:41 CET

On Thu, 2002-02-07 at 14:34, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> CVS uses the GNU diff/patch code internally, librarized. Hence they
> get extreme control over the behavior. The reason they can do this is
> because CVS is under the GPL, just like diffutils.

I had the fun idea of trying to see what OpenBSD does about this, given
that they avoid non-BSD licenses if at all possible. Here's a link to
the OpenBSD patch README:


Reading this, I'm not sure whether or not you'd be able to use that as a
starting point for new work on a patch replacement, but it's a thought.

Edward S. Marshall <esm@logic.net>
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