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Re: [bug-patch] [PATCH] Add --ignorecr option to ignore trailing carriag
Re: [bug-patch] [PATCH] Add --ignorecr option to ignore trailing carriage returns
Tue, 29 Dec 2009 19:30:35 +0100
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On Thursday 02 July 2009 15:01:18 Simon Derr wrote:
> The attached patch adds the -w and --ignorecr options to patch.
> When used with -l this option will ignore trailing carriage returns.
> This can be useful when dealing with dos/unix and text editors (or
> users) that arbitrarily add/remove carriage returns.
> I don't know whether this should be included in GNU patch but I happened
> to need that feature, so I thought I'd make it public.
I think not. Thanks for your patch though.
Patch has a heuristic to determine when the line endings of an entire patch
have been mangled (as may happen when patches are included in emails), but it
does assume that the input and output files have the correct line endings.
You did not further describe the problem you are running into, but does it go
away with patch's --binary option?
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