patch or svn patch

Richard Cavell richardcavell at
Mon Oct 31 18:15:37 CDT 2011


 I think it's worth noting that patch does not typically exist on Windows systems, and that Windows is the dominant operating system amongst consumers (though maybe not repository administrators).


----- Original Message -----
From: Stefan Sperling
Sent: 10/31/11 08:12 PM
To: Richard Cavell
Subject: Re: patch or svn patch

 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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