[techtalk] .diff

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Thu Jan 27 12:06:46 EST 2000

On Thu, 27 Jan 2000 09:15:14 -0600, Naomi Hospodarsky <naomi-hospodarsky at uiowa.edu> said:

>Hello all, I have what seems like a simple question....  what do I do
>with a .diff file?  It is a software patch, but I'm not sure how to
>apply it.  Any suggestions?

"patch < file.diff" usually works.  If not, try 
"patch -p0 < file.diff".  Often there are instructions at the start of
the file.


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