help using patch

Hendrik Volker Brunn hvb at
Mon Jan 15 04:44:50 PST 2001

On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 10:00:36PM -0700, ken_i_m wrote:
> In this particular case the given options and sytax worked. I have stumbled 
> around and found other  combinations that worked. Sometimes (as in the LFS 
> guide) the command is given and IIRC sometimes is different from the above. 
> So, my question still holds, "How and/or what do I look for in the diff 

Look for the first line of the file. It should contain the options and
paths used to create the diff.

You didn't even look into one of your patch-files, did you?


"Denken sie auch, oder schlurfen sie nur sinnlos ueber die Erde?" (Kafka)

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