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From "Andrew McIntyre" <mcintyr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Re: Questions about committing doc patches
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2006 19:57:47 GMT
On 12/4/06, Jean T. Anderson <jta@bristowhill.com> wrote:
> Andrew McIntyre wrote:
> > On 12/4/06, Laura Stewart <scotsmatrix@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> >> Step 3
> >> If your machine is a different architecture from the machine on which
> >> the patch was created, convert the file.
> >>
> >> Question - Aren't all patch files diff files? How will I know that the
> >> patch was created on a different machine?  I use Windows, what should
> >> I look for to know that the patch was created in UNIX?  Is the syntax:
> >> unix2dos patch.diff      or       unix2dos > patch.diff  ?
> >
> > I think step 3 should be removed. All patch files will be unified
> > format diff files, as output by svn diff. Any patch program should be
> > able to compensate for line-ending differences, since presumably on
> > Windows you'll be using Cygwin's patch program. So, there should never
> > be a need to convert the line-endings in the file.
> >
>
> I get errors on Linux if I don't convert the file. You don't have this
> problem?

Nope, I get:

patching file path/to/file
(Stripping trailing CRs from patch.)

with GNU patch v2.5.8.

andrew

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