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Re: svn patch command?

From: Rafael Garcia-Suarez <raphel.garcia-suarez_at_hexaflux.com>
Date: 2003-11-25 18:30:54 CET

Ryan Hunt wrote:
> For those of us that don't know about the standalone 'patch' program
> would you mind a little more detail?? I for one am curious how this
> might work...

The venerable patch program, written by Larry Wall (who is also the
author of Perl) nearly twenty years ago, which has been ubiquitously
ported to nearly every operating system in existence, and which
enabled (as they said) collaborative open-source development, is
exactly the reverse of the venerable diff program. In other words, with
diff you produce a patch from an old file and a new file, and with
patch you produce a new file from a patch and an old file. If you're
not running Windows or Mac OS classic, it's probably already installed
on your system.

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