[announce] 'patchview' ver. 002

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randy_dunlap

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Jul 20, 2005, 8:35:45 PM7/20/05
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Hi,

[version 002]

'patchview' merges a patch file and a source tree to a set of
temporary modified files. This enables better patch (re)viewing
and more viewable context. (hopefully)


The patchview script is here:
http://www.xenotime.net/linux/scripts/patchview


usage: patchview [-f] patchfile srctree {ver. 002}
-f : force tkdiff even if 'patch' has errors
-s : single tkdiff even if patchfile contains multiple files


It uses (requires) lsdiff (from patchutils) and tkdiff.

patchutils: http://cyberelk.net/tim/patchutils/
tkdiff: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tkdiff/

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~Randy


Thanks for Nick Wilson and K.R. Foley for patches.

Changes for ver. 002:
- add -s (single) option for only one tkdiff at a time
- better option parsing
- fixed use of 'mktemp'
- exit if mktemp fails
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