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       edit-patch - tool for preparing patches for Debian source packages


       edit-patch <path to patch>


       edit-patch is a wrapper script around the quilt, cdbs, and dpatch patch
       systems. It simplifies the process of preparing and editing patches  to
       Debian  source packages and allows the user to not have to be concerned
       with which patch system is in use. Run from inside the  root  directory
       of  the source package, edit-patch can be used to edit existing patches
       located in /debian/patches.

       It can also be used to incorporate new patches. If pointed a patch  not
       already  present,  it  will  copy  the  patch to /debian/patches in the
       correct format for the patch system in use. Next, the patch is  applied
       and  a  subshell is opened in order to edit the patch. Typing "exit" or
       hitting Ctrl-d will close the subshell  and  launch  an  an  editor  to
       record the debian/changelong entry.

       edit-patch  is integrated with the bzr and git version control systems.
       The  patch  will  be  automatically  added  to  the   tree,   and   the
       debian/changelong entry will be used as the commit message.

       If  no patch system is present, the patch is applied inline, and a copy
       is stored in debian/patches-applied.


       edit-patch       was       written       by       Daniel        Holbach
       <>,               Michael              Vogt
       <>, and David Futcher <>.

       This   manual   page   was   written   by    Andrew    Starr-Bochicchio

       Both  are  released  under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
       version 3.