From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-16 14:42:52
To make life easier for library maintainers, and to get your code
fixes posted faster, please send in code fixes in the form of diff
files. That way maintainers can use the patch utility to apply the
If you don't know what I am talking about, see
Actually, those docs make it sound complicated. All you do to
generate a diff file is give the command:
diff fromfile tofile
and the program will generate the differences in a format that can be
reviewed, then fed into patch to replicate the changes.
If you are running Unix, or the GNU utilities, you probably already
have a copy of diff on your system. There are lots of other free
versions available on the Internet. The Win 2K resource kit also
contains a one.
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