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Re: [leafnode-list] Patches

Thanks Jonathan.  Now that I see that "patch" is a command, there is a man 
page about it.

And I don't agree with Huxley.  As someone else (I have forgotten who) said:

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because 
thorns have roses."


On Wed, 17 Apr 2002 17:11, you wrote:
> Doug Laidlaw wrote:
> > Pardon my ignorance, but how is a patch used?  Is it runa as an
> > executable script, or inserted in the binary somewhere?
> Patches are generally source code patches. They're just plain old ASCII
> text. Save the patch to a file (don't cut-and-paste - it rarely works).
> Then run:
>  patch -p0 < patchfilename
> In the appropriate directory - the same directory used to generate the
> patch, normally obvious by looking at the filenames in the patch.
> Jifl

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