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== Patch Management Tools ==
 
== Patch Management Tools ==
=== Quilt ===
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* diff - to create patches
To manage a group of patches relative to a single source base, [[quilt]] is quite good.
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** use 'man diff' on your local system for information
 
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* patch - to apply patches
=== Other Patch management Tools ===
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** use 'man patch' on your local system for information
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* [[Quilt]] is good for managing a group of patches relative to a single source base.
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* diffstat produces statistics (counts for insertions and deletions, etc.) for patches
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** diffstat is included in most Linux distributions
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** [http://invisible-island.net/diffstat/diffstat.html diffstat home page]
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** [http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/diffstat.1.html diffstat man page]
 
* [[Tim's patch management tools]] - diffinfo and friends - a more verbose diffstat, with splitting, joining and comparing of patches
 
* [[Tim's patch management tools]] - diffinfo and friends - a more verbose diffstat, with splitting, joining and comparing of patches
 
* See also [[Diff And Patch Tricks]]
 
* See also [[Diff And Patch Tricks]]

Revision as of 17:26, 11 June 2007

Here are some different source management tools commonly used with Linux:

Overview

Patch Management Tools

  • diff - to create patches
    • use 'man diff' on your local system for information
  • patch - to apply patches
    • use 'man patch' on your local system for information
  • Quilt is good for managing a group of patches relative to a single source base.
  • diffstat produces statistics (counts for insertions and deletions, etc.) for patches
  • Tim's patch management tools - diffinfo and friends - a more verbose diffstat, with splitting, joining and comparing of patches
  • See also Diff And Patch Tricks

GIT

GIT is the source code management tool used by many kernel developers.