Patching files with spaces in the name

Antonio Carlos Venancio Junior antonio at
Fri Apr 8 04:40:36 PDT 2005


Alex Varju wrote:
> Antonio Carlos Venancio Junior wrote:
>  >> Alex Varju wrote:
>>> While I'm sure this question must have come up in the past, I can't 
>>> find anything in the archives.  Is there any good method for patching 
>>> source files with spaces in the name?
>>> I'm looking at creating an eclipse-devel port for Eclipse 3.1m5a.  
>>> I've already got something working now that allows me to build on 
>>> AMD64 (see the freebsd-java archives if you are interested).  Now I'm 
>>> trying to clean up my work, and one of the problems I've encountered 
>>> is that Eclipse uses spaces in many of their paths.  If I take a diff 
>>> for changes I've made to files within one of these directories, the 
>>> patch won't apply again afterwards.
>>> Are there any ports that deal with similar problems in an elegant 
>>> manner?
>  >
>  >     do you have some examples?
> Hi Antonio,
> Yes, I do have an example.  I've attached a diff from the port I have in 
> progress.  The theory is that it should update the file in the 
> directory "plugins/org.eclipse.swt/Eclipse SWT PI/gtk/library". 
> Unfortunately, because of the spaces in "Eclipse SWT PI", the patch does 
> not work.
> Alex.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --- plugins/org.eclipse.swt/Eclipse SWT PI/gtk/library/	Fri Apr  1 13:56:58 2005
> +++ plugins/org.eclipse.swt/Eclipse SWT PI/gtk/library/	Thu Apr  7 21:28:24 2005

	try this two options:

plugins/org.eclipse.swt/Eclipse\ SWT\ PI/gtk/library/
"plugins/org.eclipse.swt/Eclipse SWT PI/gtk/library/"

	Got it?! ;)


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