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SHAPE_PATCH(1)						      General Commands Manual						    SHAPE_PATCH(1)

NAME
shape_patch - shapeTools RMS generate patch file SYNOPSIS
shape patch OLDRELEASE=<name1> NEWRELEASE=<name2> [PATCHFILE=<filename>] DESCRIPTION
Shape patch generates a patch file for updating $(OLDRELEASE) to $(NEWRELEASE). Both releases are identified by release names associated with the macros OLD-/NEWRELEASE on the command line. Valid release names are those generated by any of the shape_RMS (pre-)release building procedures (see shape_releas(1)). Performing 'vl -all' with the release identification file as argument usually gives a good overview of existing release names. Patch generation happens recursively over all subsystems being part of the current node. Hence, triggering shape patch from the top node of the central source repository creates a patch file for the whole system. The output of shape patch is stored in a file named <name1>+2+<name2>.pat. When the PATCHFILE macro is set on the command line, $(PATCH- FILE) is taken as output file name instead. Defining PATCHFILE=- on the command line causes the patch to be written to standard output. Note: For patches invoking multiple subsystems, $(PATCHFILE) should be set to an absolute pathname. If not, the patch generation procedure will leave an equally named patch file for each visited subsystem. The patch is constructed using the vdiff(1) command and can be applied to any installation of $(OLDRELEASE) by invoking patch(1). INCONVENIENCES
On System V machines, the generated patch file name will almost certainly exceed the 14 characters filename length limit. SEE ALSO
shape_releas(1), vdiff(1), patch(1) FILES
<name1>+2+<name2>.pat 7.8.119 SHAPE_PATCH(1)

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SVK::Command::Patch(3)					User Contributed Perl Documentation				    SVK::Command::Patch(3)

NAME
SVK::Command::Patch - Manage patches SYNOPSIS
patch --ls [--list] patch --cat [--view] PATCHNAME patch --regen [--regenerate] PATCHNAME patch --up [--update] PATCHNAME patch --apply PATCHNAME [DEPOTPATH | PATH] [-- MERGEOPTIONS] patch --rm [--delete] PATCHNAME OPTIONS
--depot DEPOTNAME : operate on a depot other than the default one DESCRIPTION
To create a patch, use "commit -P" or "smerge -P". To import a patch that's sent to you by someone else, just drop it into the "patch" directory in your local svk repository. (That's usually "~/.svk/".) svk patches are compatible with GNU patch. Extra svk-specific metadata is stored in an encoded chunk at the end of the file. A patch name of "-" refers to the standard input and output. INTRODUCTION
"svk patch" command can help out on the situation where you want to maintain your patchset to a given project. It is used under the situation that you have no direct write access to remote repository, thus "svk push" cannot be used. Suppose you mirror project "foo" to "//mirror/foo", create a local copy on "//local/foo", and check out to "~/dev/foo". After you've done some work, you type: svk commit -m "Add my new feature" to commit changes from "~/dev/foo" to "//local/foo". If you have commit access to the upstream repository, you can submit your changes directly like this: svk push //local/foo Sometimes, it's useful to send a patch, rather than submit changes directly, either because you don't have permission to commit to the upstream repository or because you don't think your changes are ready to be committed. To create a patch containing the differences between "//local/foo" and "//mirror/foo", use this command: svk push -P Foo //local/foo The "-P" flag tells svk that you want to create a patch rather than push the changes to the upstream repository. "-P" takes a single flag: a patch name. It probably makes sense to name it after the feature implemented or bug fixed by the patch. Patch files you generate will be created in the "patch" subdirectory of your local svk repository. Over time, other developers will make changes to project "foo". From time to time, you may need to update your patch so that it still applies cleanly. First, make sure your local branch is up to date with any changes made upstream: svk pull //local/foo Next, update your patch so that it will apply cleanly to the newest version of the upstream repository: svk patch --update Foo Finally, regenerate your patch to include other changes you've made on your local branch since you created or last regenerated the patch: svk patch --regen Foo To get a list of all patches your svk knows about, run: svk patch --list To see the current version of a specific patch, run: svk patch --view Foo When you're done with a patch and don't want it hanging around anymore, run: svk patch --delete Foo To apply a patch to the repository that someone else has sent you, run: svk patch --apply - < contributed_feature.patch perl v5.10.0 2008-08-04 SVK::Command::Patch(3)

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