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fix problematic diff files

see also : diff - patch


fixcvsdiff [-p] [-b] [file...]

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fixcvsdiff modifies diff files created from the cvs diff command, where files have been added or removed. CVS tends to create diff files that patch(1) mis-interprets. The diff file must retain the lines beginning with “Index:” in order for the correction to work.



Keep a .bak backup file.


Print out the cvs add and cvs remove commands that must be made after applying the diff, but before running cvs commit.

see also

diff , patch , cvs


Tim Waugh <twaugh[:at:]redhat[:dot:]com>

Package maintainer

Amir Karger <karger[:at:]post.harvard[:dot:]edu>

Author of the original perl script and man page

John Levon <moz[:at:][:dot:]uk>

Author of the original perl script and man page

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