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DPATCH(7)                           dpatch                           DPATCH(7)



NAME
       debian/patches/script.dpatch - self applying patch


SYNOPSIS
       debian/patches/script.dpatch -patch [directory]
       debian/patches/script.dpatch -unpatch [directory]
       debian/patches/script.dpatch -pkg-custom [directory]


DESCRIPTION
       A  dpatch  is a program that modifies the source tree in a given direc-
       tory. How it does that is entirely up to the person writing it. It  can
       be a script that calls patch(1) with the appropriate options, a compli-
       cated perl script that does some deep magic, or anything else. The only
       requirement  is  that  it  MUST accept the -patch and -unpatch options,
       followed by the destination (or working) directory, when specified. For
       the  sake  of compatibility, the second argument is only present when a
       working directory was explicitly set with dpatch --workdir.

       For some of the dpatch(1) features to work, the script should follow  a
       common  style: there should be a line near the top of the file with the
       following format: "filename -- author <email>". And one or more "#  DP:
       description" lines. These will be used by dpatch cat for example.


EXAMPLES
       One can find dpatch examples under /usr/share/doc/dpatch/examples/.


AUTHOR
       This manual page was written by Gergely Nagy.


SEE ALSO
       dpatch(1),  dpatch.make(7), dpatch-edit-patch(1), dpatch-list-patch(1),
       dpatch-get-origtargz(1), dpatch-convert-diffgz(1)




DPATCH 2                          Dec 15 2003                        DPATCH(7)