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Subject: Re: Editing .patch files?

Re: Editing .patch files?

From: Martin Arver <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:57:59 +0100

I am not quite sure if I understand you correctly, but if you want to
create a diff for one file against CVS then you do 'cvs diff -u file
> patch' (snipped from
Although I'm not a veteran in the world of patches and CVS, I've found
it to be convenient to have two checkouts of the rockbox source tree.
Then I can make patches without using cvs diff, and just make sure to
keep one tree up to date.

On 2/24/06, gl <> wrote:
> OK, I'm new to the world of diff and patch. I've added about 4 features to
> a CVS build (spread over many files), and want to create a .patch file for
> just one of them for submission.
> I can generate a total patch against CVS, but editing it to remove the mods
> I don't want is tricky where features overlap files, due to the way .patch
> files work. How does everybody else do this?
> --
> gl
Received on 2006-02-24

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