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RE: How to remove a Patch?

From: Glenn Carr <GCarr_at_ConnectShip.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 11:02:22 -0500

> His problem is that he applied 5 patches without committing, and now
> wants to revert one of them. In theory it might be possible to apply a
> patch in reverse, but I suspect it is not worth the trouble as no-one
> has ever requested this before.
>
> The simple answer is to apply only one patch per commit.
>
> Or just revert all changes and re-apply the patches you really want.
>
> Simon

You should be able to use -R on your patch client. From patch --help:

 -R --reverse Assume patches were created with old and new files swapped.

I haven't used this, but a quick test appears to work.

I'm using:
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/patch.htm

Glenn

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