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Old 02-20-2006, 10:46 PM   #1
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LXer: CLI Magic: Patching the differences


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Working with free and open source software, one frequently hears terms such as bugs, updates, and patches. When developers come across shortcomings in their software, instead of repackaging the software with the changes, they can provide a patchfile that contains details of all required changes. Two important tools used in the process are diff, which creates a patchfile, and patch, which applies it. You can use both tools with text or HTML files. User Level: Intermediate

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