rredtool


SYNOPSIS
       rredtool --help

       rredtool [ options ] --merge patches...

       rredtool [ options ] --patch file-to-patch patches...

       rredtool directory newfile oldfile mode

DESCRIPTION
       rredtool  is a tool to handle a subset of ed patches in a safe way.  It
       is especially targeted at ed  patches  as  used  in  Packages.diff  and
       Sources.diff.   Is  also has a mode supposed to be called from reprepro
       as Index Hook to generate and update a Packages.diff/Index file.

MODI
       One of the following has to be given, so that rredtool know that to do.

       --version
              Print the version of this tool (or rather the version of  repre-
              pro which it is coming with).

       --help Print a short overview of the modi.

       --patch
              The  first  argument of rredtool is the file to patch, the other
              arguments are ed patches to apply on this one.

       --merge
              The arguments are treated as ed patches, which are merged into a
              single one.

       --reprepro-hook (or no other mode flag)
              Act as reprepro index hook to manage a Packages.diff/index file.
              That means it expects to get exactly 4 arguments and writes  the
              names of files to place into filedescriptor 3.

              If  neither  --patch nor --merge is given, this mode is used, so
              you can just put

               DebIndices: Packages Release . .gz /usr/bin/rredtool

              into reprepro's conf/distributions file to have a  Packages.diff
              directory  generated.  (Note that you have to generate an uncom-
              pressed file (the single dot).  You will  need  to  have  patch,
              gzip and gunzip available in your path.)


OPTIONS
       --debug
              Print intermediate results or other details that might be inter-
              esting when trying to  track  down  bugs  in  rredtool  but  not
              intresting otherwise.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report  bugs or wishlist requests the Debian BTS (e.g. by using report-
       bug reperepro) or directly to <brlink@debian.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2009 Bernhard R. Link
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There  is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.



reprepro                          2009-11-12                       RREDTOOL(1)
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