Patching files with spaces in the name
boris at brooknet.com.au
Fri Apr 8 05:00:22 PDT 2005
On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 08:40 -0300, Antonio Carlos Venancio Junior wrote:
> 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 build.sh 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/build.sh.orig Fri Apr 1 13:56:58 2005
> > +++ plugins/org.eclipse.swt/Eclipse SWT PI/gtk/library/build.sh Thu Apr 7 21:28:24 2005
> try this two options:
> plugins/org.eclipse.swt/Eclipse\ SWT\ PI/gtk/library/build.sh
> "plugins/org.eclipse.swt/Eclipse SWT PI/gtk/library/build.sh"
> Got it?! ;)
That won't work, patch doesn't know anything about quoting with respect
to filenames. All that will do is give you a file named like
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