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Self applying patch.

Dec 13 2011
DPATCH(7) dpatch DPATCH(7)


debian/patches/script.dpatch - self applying patch


debian/patches/script.dpatch -patch [directory] debian/patches/script.dpatch -unpatch [directory] debian/patches/script.dpatch -pkg-custom [directory]


A dpatch is a program that modifies the source tree in a given directory. How it does that is entirely up to the person writing it. It can be a script that calls patch(1) with the appropriate options, a complicated perl script that does some deep magic, or anything else. The only requirement is that it MUST accept the -patch and -unpatch options, fol‐ lowed by the destination (or working) directory, when specified. For the sake of compati‐ bility, the second argument is only present when a working directory was explicitly set with dpatch --workdir. For some of the dpatch(1) features to work, the script should follow a common style: there should be a line near the top of the file with the following format: "filename -- author <email>". And one or more "# DP: description" lines. These will be used by dpatch cat for example.


dpatch is deprecated, please switch to the `3.0 (quilt)' Debian source package format instead. See for a short guide on how to do it.


One can find dpatch examples under /usr/share/doc/dpatch/examples/.


This manual page was written by Gergely Nagy.


dpatch(1), dpatch.make(7), dpatch-edit-patch(1), dpatch-list-patch(1), dpatch-convert-dif‐ fgz(1)
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