help using patch

ken_i_m ken_i_m at
Sun Jan 14 20:13:50 PST 2001


I can not seem to get a handle on the use of patch. It seems that the 
options to be given patch depends on the type of diff file that is being 
applied. That being the case how to I determine the nature of the diff 
file? I have read the patch man page so many times I nearly have it 
memorized but it might as well be in Greek for all the good it does me.

I think, therefore, ken_i_m

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