filterdiff


SYNOPSIS
       filterdiff [[-i PATTERN] | [--include=PATTERN]] [[-I FILE] |
                  [--include-from-file=FILE]] [[-p n] | [--strip-match=n]]
                  [--strip=n] [--addprefix=PREFIX] [--addoldprefix=PREFIX]
                  [--addnewprefix=PREFIX] [[-x PATTERN] | [--exclude=PATTERN]]
                  [[-X FILE] | [--exclude-from-file=FILE]] [[-v] |
                  [--verbose]] [--clean] [[-z] | [--decompress]] [[-# RANGE] |
                  [--hunks=RANGE]] [--lines=RANGE] [--files=RANGE]
                  [--annotate] [--format=FORMAT] [--as-numbered-lines=WHEN]
                  [--remove-timestamps] [file...]

       filterdiff {[--help] | [--version] | [--list] | [--grep ...]}

DESCRIPTION
       You can use filterdiff to obtain a patch that applies to files matching
       the shell wildcard PATTERN from a larger collection of patches. For
       example, to see the patches in patch-2.4.3.gz that apply to all files
       called lp.c:

           filterdiff -z -i '*/lp.c' patch-2.4.3.gz

       If neither -i nor -x options are given, -i '*' is assumed. This way
       filterdiff can be used to clean up an existing diff file, removing
       redundant lines from the beginning (eg. the text from the mail body) or
       between the chunks (eg. in CVS diffs). To extract pure patch data, use
       a command like this:

           filterdiff message-with-diff-in-the-body > patch

       Note that the interpretation of the shell wildcard pattern does not
       count slash characters or periods as special (in other words, no flags
       are given to fnmatch). This is so that "*/basename"-type patterns can
       be given without limiting the number of pathname components.

       You can use both unified and context format diffs with this program.

OPTIONS
       -i PATTERN, --include=PATTERN
           Include only files matching PATTERN. All other lines in the input
           are suppressed.

       -I FILE, --include-from-file=FILE
           Include only files matching any pattern listed in FILE, one pattern
           per line. All other lines in the input are suppressed.

       -x PATTERN, --exclude=PATTERN
           Exclude files matching PATTERN. All other lines in the input are
           displayed.

       -X FILE, --exclude-from-file=FILE
           Exclude files matching any pattern listed in FILE, one pattern per
           line. All other lines in the input are displayed.

           range is a comma-separated list of numbers or "first-last" spans;
           either the first or the last in the span may be omitted to indicate
           no limit in that direction.

       --files=RANGE
           Only include files indicated by the specified RANGE. Files are
           numbered from 1 in the order they appear in the patch input, and
           the range is a comma-separated list of numbers or "first-last"
           spans; either the first or the last in the span may be omitted to
           indicate no limit in that direction.

       --annotate
           Annotate each hunk with the filename and hunk number.

       --format=unified|context
           Use specified output format.

       --strip=n
           Remove the first n components of pathnames in the output.

       --addprefix=PREFIX
           Prefix pathnames in the output by PREFIX. This will override any
           individual settings specified with the --addoldprefix or
           --addnewprefix options.

       --addoldprefix=PREFIX
           Prefix pathnames for old or original files in the output by PREFIX.

       --addnewprefix=PREFIX
           Prefix pathnames for updated or new files in the output by PREFIX.

       --as-numbered-lines=before|after
           Instead of a patch fragment, display the lines of the selected
           hunks with the line number of the file before (or after) the patch
           is applied, followed by a TAB character and a colon, at the
           beginning of each line. Each hunk except the first will have a line
           consisting of "..."  before it.

       --remove-timestamps
           Do not include file timestamps in the output.

       -v, --verbose
           Always show non-diff lines in the output. By default, non-diff
           lines are only shown when excluding a filename pattern.

       --clean
           Always remove all non-diff lines from the output. Even when
           excluding a filename pattern.

       -z, --decompress
           Decompress files with extensions .gz and .bz2.

       --help
           Display a short usage message.

           filterdiff -i '*.c' --lines=-5 < patch

       To see the first hunk of each file patch, use:

           filterdiff -#1 patchfile

       To see patches modifying a ChangeLog file in a subdirectory, use:

           filterdiff -p1 Changelog

       To see the complete patches for each patch that modifies line 1 of the
       original file, use:

           filterdiff --lines=1 patchfile | lsdiff | \
             xargs -rn1 filterdiff patchfile -i

       To see all but the first hunk of a particular patch, you might use:

           filterdiff -p1 -i file.c -#2- foo-patch

       If you have a very specific list of hunks in a patch that you want to
       see, list them:

           filterdiff -#1,2,5-8,10,12,27-

       To see the lines of the files that would be patched as they will appear
       after the patch is applied, use:

           filterdiff --as-numbered-lines=after patch.file

       You can see the same context before the patch is applied with:

           filterdiff --as-numbered-lines=before
           patch.file

       Filterdiff can also be used to convert between unified and context
       format diffs:

           filterdiff -v --format=unified context.diff

SEE ALSO
       lsdiff(1), grepdiff(1)

AUTHOR
       Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com>
           Package maintainer



patchutils                        23 Jan 2009                    FILTERDIFF(1)
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