fixcvsdiff man page

fixcvsdiff — fix problematic diff files

Synopsis

fixcvsdiff [-p] [-b] [file...]

Description

fixcvsdiff modifies diff files created from the cvs diff command, where files have been added or removed. CVS tends to create diff files that patch(1) mis-interprets. The diff file must retain the lines beginning with “Index:” in order for the correction to work.

Options

-b
Keep a .bak backup file.
-p
Print out the cvs add and cvs remove commands that must be made after applying the diff, but before running cvs commit.

See Also

diff(1), patch(1), cvs(1)

Authors

Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com>

Package maintainer

Amir Karger <karger@post.harvard.edu>

Author of the original perl script and man page

John Levon <moz@compsoc.man.ac.uk>

Author of the original perl script and man page

Info

7 Dec 2001 patchutils Man pages