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patch unusable to apply patches to binary files
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 12:52:09 +0100
- Subject: patch unusable to apply patches to binary files
Because patch always reads its input in textmode, it cannot be used to apply
patches to binary files - e.g. gcc-core-3.3-3.3.1.diff, which updates binary
I recall previous threads about patch and textmode/binmode issues, but
searching for "patch textmode" failed to find them.
Can anyone point me to mails explaining the current behaviour of patch?
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