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       unwrapdiff - demangle word-wrapped patches


       unwrapdiff [-v] [file...]

       unwrapdiff {[--help] | [--version]}


       unwrapdiff demangles patches that have been word-wrapped, in an attempt
       to make them useful.

       The corrected diff is sent to standard output. Note that you will
       probably need to use the -l option when applying the patch, in order to
       ignore any whitespace differences there may be.


           Verbose operation. A list of lines that are modified in a way that
           might be wrong is sent to stderr.

           Display a short usage message.

           Display the version number of unwrapdiff.


       Some heuristics are used to decide whether use a space to recombine a
       wrapped line, or just join them together. Currently this is done by
       comparing with last three characters of a line with the first two
       characters of its continuation, and using a space if any of them are

       The patch needs to have been valid before being word-wrapped.

       The last line of a hunk is nearly always ambiguous. If the next line
       begins "@@", "Index: ", "diff " or "--- " then it is taken to be
       complete; otherwise it is unwrapped using the next line.


       Tim Waugh <>
           Package maintainer

patchutils                      17 January 2003                  unwrapdiff(1)

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