#1 2010-09-16 05:13:37

unclepetros
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[HowTo] Build a patch file

Hi,
this is just a note on how to build a Patch file.

Under GNU/Linux

- Copy original file in a new folder and rename it as [filename].orig .
- Copy modified file in the same folder and rename it as [filename].new .
- Move to this folder and do the following:

Code:

diff -u [filename].orig [filename].new > [filename].patch

- The patch file has been generated in the same folder.

If you want to try the patch file just generated, move to the folder containing the file to be patched;
copy the patch file in it and do the following:

Code:

patch [filename] < [filename].patch

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Under Windows

- Download diff and patch for windows from the following links:
DiffUtils: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/diffutils.htm
Patch: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/patch.htm
- Unpack them and copy the two files diff.exe and patch.exe in the windows folder.
- Move to command prompt and do the same commands as above.

I hope this helps!

Bye
UnclePetros

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#2 2010-09-16 05:15:11

unclepetros
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Re: [HowTo] Build a patch file

I had posted this in the wrong section (Support);
so I've moved it here.

Let me know if you find this useful.

UnclePetros

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