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Re: Reading and applying patches



Ed Greshko wrote:

--- mlrate/mlrate.c 2003-01-27 10:31:31.000000000 +0100 I assume that I should copy and paste the text into a separate file and
save it. But how do I apply the patch to the source file, which is
mlrate.c?

Yes, be careful of linewrap if it did not come as an attachment. Because the patch file mentions m1rate.c, you don't have to specify that anywhere else.

Normally, it you simply do "patch -p0 < patchfilename"

That's right, just to explain the -p option says how many levels of directory to chop off the left hand side of filepaths talked about in the patch file. Sometimes patches come with more or less of the project path from the originator, and depending on what your current working directory is when you apply the patch, you can need to mess with it. -p0 is the case where you are in the same relative directory as the guy was when he made the patch. -p1 is for if you are one level down in your tree and need to lose the first part of his paths, and so on.

-Andy

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