On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 08:32:20 +0000 (UTC), Martin wrote in message 
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> "Curtis L. Olson" wrote:
> > Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> 
> >>..what am I doing wrong here?  patch -p1 < never failed me even 
> >>when the kernel said use " patch -p0 < ".
> 
> The '-p<something>'-switch is not for arbitrary parameters, it has
> some real sense  :-)  Please have a look at the manpage, it doesn't
> make sense for me to rephrase what's already written there.

.. ;o)

..it's more like "from where (which path root) was I supposed to
apply the patch."   ;-)

> > I rarely manage to get the patch util to work [perfectly] which is
> > one  reason I like to avoid it.  Inevitably, something has changed
> > somewhere  which causes an odd hunk or two to fail ...
> 
> This is why I like 'patch' so much: It gives you a measure to
> determine if you have further difficulties to fear. If you deal with
> complete files then some small changes might slip in and you probably
> never notice,
> 
> Martin.


-- 
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.



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