[PATCH] Advocating use of svn patch

Richard Cavell richardcavell at mail.com
Tue Jan 3 21:20:55 CST 2012


 Since svn now has its own patch subcommand, would it be appropriate for us to advocate its use (along with the option that is the same thing as -R but differently named)?

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         find a copy of how the file looked before you changed it, and
         then copy its contents atop your modified version.  You
         could attempt to apply those changes to the file again in
-        reverse using <userinput>patch -R</userinput>.  And there are
+        reverse using <userinput>svn patch --reverse-diff</userinput>
+        or <userinput>patch -R</userinput>.  And there are
         probably other approaches you could take.</para>

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