[PATCH][Documentation update]Re: diff command line?
From: John Kacur
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 23:24:23 EST
On Sat, 2005-03-05 at 11:45, Jim Nelson wrote:
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> Russell King wrote:
> | On Sat, Mar 05, 2005 at 10:48:00AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> |>What are the options normally used to generate a diff for public
> |>consumption on this list?
> | diff -urpN orig new
> | where "orig" and "new" both contain the top level "linux" directory,
> | so the resulting patch can be applied with patch -p1.
> You'd also want to add "-x dontdiff", using
> That way, you can do a diff, even if you have run a compile in one of the
> directory trees.
Hey, why isn't that is the documentation? I didn't hear of it until now.
Is this what most developers are using for 2.6, if so then we need the
following trivial documentation update. Created against the Docs in
--- SubmittingPatches.orig 2005-03-08 23:09:19.496223848 -0500
+++ SubmittingPatches 2005-03-08 23:18:52.192160832 -0500
@@ -60,6 +60,9 @@
the build process, and should be ignored in any diff(1)-generated
patch. dontdiff is maintained by Tigran Aivazian <tigran@xxxxxxxxxxx>
+For 2.6 kernels you can fetch dontdiff-osdl maintained by Randy Dunlap.
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