Mail Archives: djgpp-announce/1997/06/26/08:58:45

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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 09:00:41 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
To: djgpp-announce AT delorie DOT com
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Patch 2.4 uploaded
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This is to announce that the DJGPP port of GNU Patch 2.4 was uploaded to 

It should also be available from your nearest mirror site.

Patch takes a difference file produced by `diff' and applies it to 
original files to produce patched versions.  It is mostly used to patch 
sources, but beginning with this release also supports patching binary 
files (this works on MS-DOS also).

The most important DOS-related feature in this release (other than binary 
patch support) is full support for long filenames on Windows 9x: you can 
now have numbered backups and other filename-related niceties of `patch' 
on LFN platforms.

If you are familiar with previous versions of `patch', please read the 
file NEWS in the distribution before using this release, since a lot of 
changes has been introduced and the default behavior will probably 
surprise you (if not shock you) if you fail to read the docs.

Note that the docs of `patch' which come with Diffutils 2.7.1 is now 
obsolete; read the `patch.1' man page in this distribution instead (I 
strongly recommend to read it before you begin using `patch').

Beginning with this release, the official `patch' distribution supports 
DJGPP right out of the box.

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