EDIT-PATCH(1)               General Commands Manual              EDIT-PATCH(1)

       edit-patch,  add-patch  -  tool for preparing patches for Debian source

       edit-patch path/to/patch

       add-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 at 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
       pressing  Ctrl-d will close the subshell and launch an editor to record
       the debian/changelog entry.

       edit-patch is integrated with the Bazaar and Git version  control  sys-
       tems.   The  patch  will  be  automatically  added to the tree, and the
       debian/changelog 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.

       add-patch is the non-interactive version of edit-patch.  The patch will
       be incorporated but no editor or subshell will be spawned.

       edit-patch  was  written  by  Daniel  Holbach   <daniel.holbach@canoni->,  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.

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