espdiff



ESPDIFF(1)                                                          ESPDIFF(1)




NAME

       espdiff - apply the appropriate transformation to a set of patches


SYNOPSIS

       espdiff [--deep-brainwave-mode] [--recurse] [--compare] [file...]

       espdiff {--help | --version}



DESCRIPTION

       espdiff  applies  the  appropriate  transformation to a patch or set of
       patches, depending on what you intend to accomplish.


       The input patches must be ‘‘clean’’: in other  words  they  must  apply
       without  fuzz  or  offsets  in whichever order they are meant to be ap-
       plied. The exception is if you intend espdiff to  clean  them  for  you
       (good luck).


       You may find it useful to cross your fingers while the program performs
       its task, or to screw your eyes tight shut while imagining it doing the
       right thing.



OPTIONS

       --deep-brainwave-mode
              Probes your brain deeply in a manner that takes longer, but pro-
              duces better extra sensory results.


       --recurse
              Recurses neural pathways throughout all parts of the  brain,  in
              some  cases  determining  code changes you might make far off in
              the future. You may feel a gentle tickling sensation when  using
              this option.


       --compare
              Allows  the  program to scan the current directory examining ex-
              isting patches to determine areas of  code  you  are  likely  to
              change again, and concentrating on these areas more closely.


       --help Display a short usage message.


       --version
              Display the version number of espdiff.



LIMITATIONS

       Do  not  use this program while sleep-walking, or before your first cup
       of coffee.


       There are some cases in which it is not possible to determine what  the
       intention of the user is. In these cases, you should construct the out-
       put you desire using an editor, and send the input files together  with
       the  desired  output file to Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com> asking for a
       new diff tool.



AUTHORS

       Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com>, Mike Harris <mharris@redhat.com>.



patchutils                       5 March 2003                       ESPDIFF(1)

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