what-patch examines the debian/rules file to determine which patch system the Debian package is using.
what-patch should be run from the root directory of the Debian source package.
Listed below are the command line options for what-patch:
- -h, --help
Display a help message and exit.
Enable verbose mode. This will include the listing of any files modified outside or the debian/ directory and report any additional details about the patch system if available.
what-patch was written by Kees Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Siegfried-A. Gevatter <email@example.com>, and Daniel Hahler <firstname.lastname@example.org>, among others. This manual page was written by Jonathan Patrick Davies <email@example.com>.
Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.
The Ubuntu MOTU team has some documentation about patch systems at the Ubuntu wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/PatchSystems
cdbs-edit-patch(1), dbs-edit-patch(1), dpatch-edit-patch(1)