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Re: Bug in patch 2.5.4 or its documentation

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Bug in patch 2.5.4 or its documentation
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 08:59:02 -0500

"Derek R. Price" wrote:

> Who else implements patch?  From the documentation I can find so far, I 
> suspect most
> implementations should be able to handle the change I am proposing (namely,
> inserting the correct relative path to files on the appropriate diff header 
> lines
> for context and unified diff).  In fact, as according to the patch man page I 
> am
> reading the POSIX standard is to ignore all lines but the Index: line and the
> "traditional" standard is to read the path from the header, this fix should 
> almost
> certainly make a CVS diff more portable.

I checked in a fix for this.  It turns out the new version has to be installed 
on the
server for the diff to work properly, but that's a bit of an improvement.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( http://CVSHome.org )
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