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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: Please help me generate a patch file
Date Sat, 11 Sep 2004 12:45:37 GMT
Hi Sean,

In addition to line endings, two other things that sometimes cause 
problems are tabs vs. spaces and trailing spaces.  I can't remember if 
JBuilder has a "remove trailing spaces" edit option, but if it (or 
Tortoise CVS?) does and you have that turned on, that would cause the diff 
line below. The standard license template has a trailing space on the 
"changed" line. You should also make sure that your editor is set up to 
use spaces instead of tabs.



Sean Schofield wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am trying to create a CVS patch.  I'm using JBuilder X and Tortoise CVS on 
> Windows XP.  As a test I modified a single existing line of code in JBuilder 
> and saved.  My format settings in JBuilder were set to "preserve current 
> line endings within files."  When I generate the patch file in CVS it 
> contains a ton of changes to lines that I did not change.
> An example is the beginning of the patch file shows:
> /*
> * Copyright 2002-2004 The Apache Software Foundation.
> - *
> + *
> It would seem this might have something to do with the line breaks.  I have 
> tried RTFM as well as googling everywhere and cannot figure out what's going 
> on.  Please help!  I'd like to contribute something without my patch 
> screwing up the formatting, etc.of the source files.
> Thanks,
> sean 

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