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Re: [bug-patch] Patch not creating new files when no contents

From: Andreas Gruenbacher
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] Patch not creating new files when no contents
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 15:13:57 +0200
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On Wednesday, 6 May 2009 21:53:58 brad laney wrote:
> Index: lic/newfile.txt
> ===================================================================
> Index: lic/blahblah.txt
> ===================================================================
> --- lic/blahblah.txt (removed) (revision 1074)
> +++ lic/blahblah.txt (removed) (revision 1074)
> @@ -1,3 +1,3 @@
>  aaaaaa
> -bbbbbb
> +bbxbbb
>  cccccc
> \ No newline at end of file

thanks for reporting this problem.

diff will not create such a patch, and patch cannot handle this case 
currently, I'm afraid. One of the next likely features is support for the 
extended patch headers introduced by git, and that should probably cover this 
case as well. (I'm not entirely sure that an Index: header should be enough 
to get a file created, though.)

I've created a bug for keeping this on the radar:



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