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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for splitdiff (redhat section 1)

SPLITDIFF(1)															      SPLITDIFF(1)

splitdiff - separate out incremental patches
splitdiff [-p n] [file] splitdiff {--help | --version}
If you have a patch file composed of several incremental patches, you can use splitdiff to separate them out. You may want to do this in preparation for re-combining them with combinediff(1). The effect of running splitdiff is to separate its input into a set of output files, with no output file patching the same file more than once. It is not intended to split out every single file-level patch. For that, use lsdiff and sed.
-p n Strip the first n components of the pathname to aid comparisons. --help Display a short usage message. --version Display the version number of splitdiff.
combinediff(1), lsdiff(1)
Tim Waugh <>. patchutils 11 Oct 2002 SPLITDIFF(1)