rredtool [ options ] --merge patches...
rredtool [ options ] --patch file-to-patch patches...
rredtool directory newfile oldfile mode
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.
One of the following has to be given, so that rredtool know that to do.
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.
The first argument of rredtool is the file to patch, the other
arguments are ed patches to apply on this one.
The arguments are treated as ed patches, which are merged into a
--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.)
Print intermediate results or other details that might be inter-
esting when trying to track down bugs in rredtool but not
When generating a Packages.diff/Index file, put at most count
bug reperepro) or directly to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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