what-patch examines the debian/rules file to determine which patch sys-
tem the Debian package is using.
what-patch should be run from the root directory of the Debian source
Listed below are the command line options for what-patch:
Display a help message and exit.
-v Enable verbose mode. This will include the listing of any files
modified outside or the debian/ directory and report any addi-
tional details about the patch system if available.
what-patch was written by Kees Cook <email@example.com>, Siegfried-A.
Gevatter <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and Daniel Hahler <email@example.com>,
among others. This manual page was written by Jonathan Patrick Davies
Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or
The Ubuntu MOTU team has some documentation about patch systems at the
Ubuntu wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/PatchSystems
cdbs-edit-patch(1), dbs-edit-patch(1), dpatch-edit-patch(1)
DEBIAN Debian Utilities WHAT-PATCH(1)
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