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Re: patch update

On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:08:43AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> > New behaviour: You can change whether or not a ".orig" file gets
> > created, but you can't change its name.  ".orig" files are not created
> > by default, and "-b" (no argument) can be used to create a ".orig" file.
> --suffix can be used for both old and new patch version to get the
> result of old -b. For new patch -z can be used.

Oh, I see.  I am not sure that introducing a new -z option (which is not
in SUSv3) is the right thing.  Why not just leave --suffix as a long
option that does not have a corresponding short option?  I see that GNU
patch also uses "-z" in this way, so I don't object to it, even though
it's not clear to me that it's the right thing to do.

Summary: Importing the proposed new patch(1) seems fine to me.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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