patch: Applies diffs and patches to files#
‘patch’ takes a patch file containing a difference listing produced by the ‘diff’ program and applies those differences to one or more original files, producing patched versions.
The version of ‘patch’ included is the GNU one. Some of the ‘diff’ files produced by GNU ‘diff’ are not acceptable to some versions of the ‘patch’ command, such as the ‘patch’ command that comes with Solaris.
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
Main web site: http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/patch/
Bug database: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=patch
Mailing lists: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Update/Build Instructions#
In the event patches ever need to be made to this package, the method of applying the patches should not rely on the ‘patch’ existing on the system.
Equivalent System Packages#
$ sudo pacman -S patch
$ conda install patch
$ apt-cyg install patch
$ sudo apt-get install patch
$ sudo yum install patch
$ sudo pkg install devel/patch
$ brew install gpatch
macports: install the following packages: gpatch
$ sudo zypper install patch
$ sudo slackpkg install patch
$ sudo xbps-install patch
If the system package is installed, ./configure will check whether it can be used.