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Old 08-27-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
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Problems with patch file creation using svn diff and fold

I want to take the svn diff of a file and fold it to 80 columns width.

So I did this
$ svn diff > ~/patch.diff
$ fold -w 78 ~/patch.diff > ~/patch-fold.diff
But when I try to apply the patch, I get the error like
patching file trunk/site/py/adminservices/
patch: **** malformed patch at line 20: )
The lines 19,20 are:

- #res=password.passwd_change_date(user_id,tdate

This obviously appears that the diff format is disturbed. How to correct this?
Old 08-28-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Why on earth do you expect a folded patch to work? It is no longer a patch, it is garbage. What are you trying to do? Perhaps we can give you a better solution.



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