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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 if 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 “@@”, “Index: ”, “diff ” or “— ” then it is taken to be
complete; otherwise it is unwrapped using the next line.

AUTHOR

Tim Waugh
Package maintainer

patchutils 17 January 2003 UNWRAPDIFF(1)

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