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Re: [lvm-devel] Posting a patch



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Gerrard Geldenhuis wrote:
> I have written a small patch for the man page lvm.8 that I want to
> submit. However I am unsure whether I should be creating a diff with cvs
> or diff and then if I use either what type of diff needs to be
> submitted.

Hi Gerrard,

You can generate the patch either way - whichever you prefer. Either one
should be generated in unified diff format (-u). When I am taking
patches from CVS I normally do:

cd ~/cvs/LVM2
cvs diff -up 2>/dev/null > the.patch

The "-p" causes the diff to include the declaration for the function
being changed - very handy for patches to .c files but probably not
necessary for a man page patch.

Otherwise, I'd do something like:

cd LVM2/
diff -Nurp man/lvm.8.orig man/lvm.8 > the.patch

Again, the -Nrp options probably aren't needed for a man page patch but
that's what I use for generating most of my patches.

Regards,
Bryn.
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