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minitutorial on submitting patches

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Aldo Calpini
July 22, 2002 09:07
minitutorial on submitting patches
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this is a little tutorial about submitting patches
(should be added to a FAQ, or somewhere where it's handy
for people like me that tend to forget everything :-).
if there's something missing or incorrect, feel free to
let me know:

1. do a diff -u of the file(s) you want to patch
   (note: Win32 users will probably need -ub)

2. redirect the output to a file (any name will
   do, .patch extension is conventional)

3. create a new email message

4. set the recipient to:
   (note there's no need to CC the mailing list,
   it will find its way through it)
5. prepend [PATCH] to the subject

6. be very, very informative about what you're
   doing, both in the subject line and the message

7. attach the patch file you generated in step 2
   (DON'T paste the content in the body, attach the

8. send and wait patiently.


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