Splitting up the 'mega' patches

Gareth Jones moderob at lineone.net
Fri Jan 3 11:30:42 PST 2003

> I've heard that patch has this really clever feature where you can
> prepend any text you want to the beginning of the patch file, and patch
> just ignores it all right up to the "patch header" that tells it where
> the patch itself starts. I've never tried it, though, so I can't say for
> sure if it's true. I doubt it's possible to intersperse comments within
> the patch, though.

I don't know the details of how comments work, but the vim 6.1.1-100 patch
(for example) has text which is not part of the patch in many places.  It
applies cleanly.

Hoping that helps someone...

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