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Re: patch --version

On Sat, 2 Oct 2010 16:41:49 +0200
Thomas Klausner <> wrote:

> Shall "patch --version" really report the version to stderr (as it
> does now)? I think stdout would be better, since the user requested
> it; it's not an error.

I agree, especially that -v is likely to be either used interactively,
or via a script within $(), expecting stdout results.  GNU patch 2.5.9
appears to also use stdout for this.

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