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Old 07-14-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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Can patch work on different version?

I am thinking of using patch to patch legacy source code where there are several older versions in existance but that have no differences in the areas I want to patch. I have run into version problems so far.
Is there a way to tell patch to ignore version time/date stamps and make the changes on a context basis only ?
I also think someone less newbie than me could do this with sed (or similar).
Or is there another way?
Thanks in advance.
Old 07-16-2004, 07:54 PM   #2
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Question Using patch with multiple source versions

I am trying to patch several old versions of the same legacy code in use on different machines. The versions are different, but not different where I want to change/patch. Some of the changes are multi-line. Can a single diff output patch file be built and applied to various source files? When I try it, the other unrelated differences keep tripping up patch.

Can I use patch for this or will some other sophisticated find/replace something (Perl/awk/sed) work? Thanks in advance.

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