patching a file with blanks in the name
cswiger at mac.com
Fri Jun 10 20:17:34 GMT 2005
Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> How does one make a patch for a while, that has blanks in the path:
> --- foo bar/meow~ Fri Mar 11 09:00:49 2005
> +++ foo bar/meow Fri Jun 10 12:17:22 2005
> - a = 0;
> + a = 1;
> With the above example, patch searches only for `foo', then gives up and asks
> for help. I tried quoting the entire file name and escaping the blanks with
> backslashes -- neither method works... Any ideas? Thanks!
There was a discussion and maybe even a fix proposed for this issue on one of
the GNU lists, probably <bug-gnu-utils at gnu.org>? Anyway, I don't think the
current release version of patch will handle paths containing spaces...
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