[lug] Creating a patch

Ken Weinert kenw at ihs.com
Fri Oct 19 12:01:55 MDT 2001

* Scott A. Herod (herod at interact-tv.com) [011019 17:48]:

> It helps if your original and new versions are at the same level
> down from a common directory.  Then go to that common directory and
> run:
> diff -Naur path/to/old path/now_to/new > patchfile
> You'll get path stuff in each but the person using the patch can
> run "patch --strip=2 ... " to strip off those common directories,
> in this case 2 of them.

	Thanks - I'll wait to hear back from him to be sure I did it
correctly (or at least in the manner he expected :) but that made
sense and I got the patch out to the maintainer.

	Sometimes I can read the man and I just miss the point - I
appreciate the help.

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