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Re: [bug-patch] RFE: --batch-skip

From: Andreas Grünbacher
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] RFE: --batch-skip
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 23:41:02 +0200

So which part of the behavior of --force is it that you don't want?


2013/9/6 Bruce Korb <address@hidden>:
> I am working in a situation where I have an automatable task that
> includes patching a bunch of files.  However, I do not know apriori
> whether or not a particular patch has already been applied.
> If I use the patch option, "--batch" it assumes (incorrectly)
> that I want to reverse the patch.  If I don't use the option,
> then it reads from /dev/tty, making the whole thing interactive
> instead of being an automated script.
> So there really need to be four modes of operation:
> force -- do the best you can
> batch -- approximately the same, but apply in reverse if
>          it seems like it might be reversed
> cautious-batch -- silently quit if anything looks awry
>          do *not* query /dev/tty for anything.
> otherwise -- ask /dev/tty about anything unusual
> patch forthcoming, unless shouted down.

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