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Re: patch backup files

On Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 04:18:21PM +0100, Patrick Welche wrote:
> Is there a way of telling patch (or some other equivalent tool) to only
> create a backup .orig file if one doesn't already exist?
> (The use case is apply two patches which both patch the same file, then
> run mkpatches, which only picks up the second patch as the second invocation
> of patch changed the .orig file which mkpatches is using as a baseline.)

The original .orig are moved to .orig.orig, right? In which case

for f in *.orig.orig; do
        mv $f $(basename $f .orig)

does the trick.


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