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Re: Applying diff's from one file to another, similar file?

From: Matt Riechers
Subject: Re: Applying diff's from one file to another, similar file?
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:34:47 -0400

Dennis Jones wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a way to apply diff's from one file to a similar file in a
> different directory?
> For example, if I have a file that is duplicated in multiple directories
> with the exception of some minor differences, and I make a change to one of
> the files, those same changes need to be replicated on all of the other
> files.  Replicating the changes by hand is time-consuming and error-prone,
> and gets old after awhile.
> I thought perhaps there might be a way to use "cvs up -j -j", but that
> doesn't really make sense since the source file is not the same as the
> destination file (because they are in different directories).
> People here often talk about "patching" the CVS sources, and that sounds
> like a reasonable solution to the problem, but I am not familiar with how to
> create or apply patches.
> Can anyone offer some advice on how to do this?
> - Dennis

On unix, 'man patch'. On the other hand, if the files happen to be in working
directories derived from the same cvs module, you could just run 'cvs up' on
each working directory and you'd be done ;)


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