Re: Htree directory index for Ext2, updated
Daniel Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 17 May 2002 07:18:23 +0200
On Friday 17 May 2002 06:22, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> > After learning to my horror that gnu patch will, if a patch was made to be
> > applied with option -p0, sometimes apply patches to your 'clean' tree (the
> > one with the ---'s) instead of the target tree (the one with the +++'s) I
> > decided to switch to -p1, and that is how this patch is to be applied.
> The worst thing is that gnu patch will make
> this decision on a per-file basis, so you
> can't then back out the changes with -R.
> Do like this:
> diff -Naurd old new
> IMPORTANT: the directory names should have
> the same number of characters in them.
Why is that?
> Do not try something like:
> diff -Naurd bad idea
> diff -Naurd doomed 2fail
> Don't use "linux" for a name. Don't use
> anything Linus might use. Pick your own
> equal-length directory names, and don't
> distribute tarballs containing them.
> This prevents source-destroying disasters.
I think you're saying that patch is broken by design. And what's the standard
argument for not fixing it?
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