UNWRAPDIFF

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Updated: 17 January 2003
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NAME

unwrapdiff - demangle word-wrapped patches  

SYNOPSIS

unwrapdiff [-v] [file...]
unwrapdiff {[--help] [--version]}
 

DESCRIPTION

unwrapdiff

demangles patches that have been word-wrapped, in an attempt to make them useful.

The corrected diff is sent to standard output. Note that you will probably need to use the -l option when applying the patch, in order to ignore any whitespace differences there may be.  

OPTIONS

-v
Verbose operation. A list of lines that are modified in a way that might be wrong is sent to stderr.
--help
Display a short usage message.
--version
Display the version number of unwrapdiff.
 

LIMITATIONS

Some heuristics are used to decide whether use a space to recombine a wrapped line, or just join them together. Currently this is done by comparing with last three characters of a line with the first two characters of its continuation, and using a space of any of them are different.

The patch needs to have been valid before being word-wrapped.

The last line of a hunk is nearly always ambiguous. If the next line begins lq@@rq, lqIndex: rq, lqdiff rq or lq--- rq then it is taken to be complete; otherwise it is unwrapped using the next line.  

AUTHOR

Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com>.


 

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