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authorDaniel Stenberg <>2003-08-02 13:26:44 +0000
committerDaniel Stenberg <>2003-08-02 13:26:44 +0000
commit24ecdfe51780b4478cfd08132c95d47985d7971c (patch)
parentf80505c9d0275ce56b9d03b01aa96a5ad2ac0b59 (diff)
pointed out that unix-style newlines make these tools work as we want them
to git-svn-id: svn:// a1c6a512-1295-4272-9138-f99709370657
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/www/docs/patch.t b/www/docs/patch.t
index 3283af35ee..ab43ed1606 100644
--- a/www/docs/patch.t
+++ b/www/docs/patch.t
@@ -17,6 +17,14 @@ Try one of these:
<li> <a href=""></a> - diff for Windows
+ These tools will assume and operate on "unix-style" newlines. That means all
+files that you're diffing and patching etc must have LF newlines only, and
+<b>not</b> the Windows/DOS standard CRLF newlines,
+ Not complying to this simple fact will cause you grief. Mark my words.
<h2>Creating A Patch</h2>
We generate diffs (often called patches) using 'diff' in a manner similar to
@@ -80,6 +88,7 @@ manually.
You can use the --dry-run option to patch to make sure that the patch applies
clean. It doesn't actually apply the patch, only prints what would happen if
you run it.
+<h2>Removing A Patch</h2>
You can remove a patch again from the sources by doing the reverse action of
a specific patch. You do this with the -R (or --reverse) options, such as: