patch or svn patch

Stefan Sperling stsp at
Mon Oct 31 05:12:59 CDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 05:53:35AM -0400, Richard Cavell wrote:
> In chapter 2, in the section entitled:
>  Examine the details of your local modifications
>  There is some text about the fact that the output of svn diff is compatible with the patch program. Now that svn has a patch subcommand, is it necessary to update this text to recommend the use of svn patch in some circumstances, or in all cases?

Yes. 'svn patch' should be preferred over a third-party patch
implementation in all cases.

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