diff2patches man page

diff2patches — Extract non-debian/ patches from .diff.gz files

Syntax

diff2patches filename
diff2patches --help|--version

Description

Extracts patches from .diff.gz which apply to files outside the “debian/” directory scope.  A patch is created for each modified file. Each patch is named according to the path of the modified file, with “/” replaced by “___”, and an extension of “.patch”.

Options

filename

Extract patches from filename which apply outside the “debian/” directory.

--help

Output help information and exit.

--version

Output version information and exit.

Files

debian/control

Existence of this file is tested before any patch is extracted.

debian/
debian/patches/

Patches are extracted to one of these directories.  “debian/patches/” is preferred, if it exists.  If DEB_PATCHES is present in the environment, it will override this behavior (see “Environment Variables” section below).

Environment Variables

DEB_PATCHES

When defined and points to an existing directory, patches are extracted in that directory and not under “debian/” nor “debian/patches/”.

See Also

combinediff(1)

Author

Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com>

Referenced By

devscripts(1).

Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com>