Re: tarball dirname (was: Re: Why from there?)

Richard B. Johnson (
Thu, 14 May 1998 09:06:05 -0400 (EDT)

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'head' the top of the patch file. Use a symlink to make "your" setup
exactly like "their" setup.

I have been patching stuff from many people for a long time. Often I
get a "diff" made from the directory containing the file, against
an original in some obscure, "safe" place.

Just temporarily make your setup just like theirs and then use -p0.
Remove the links after so they don't accumulate into a mess.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.101 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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