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