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RE: [gftp] Two Questions (patch)
patch is used to update source files based on a diff, which is a file
that shows just the differences between two versions. The idea behind
that is one doesn't need to send an entire source version - just the
changes. Also, by examining the diff, one may easily (?) see the changes
made to some specified version of the source.
So, to use a patch, you'll need some version of the source against which
you'll be applying it. Just check which version the patch is for and
download that tarball.
Most of the info about patch you'll come across will deal with patching
the kernel, probably.
Check man patch.
Here're a couple articles:
(a different) brian