- tool for preparing patches for Debian
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
can be used to edit existing patches located in
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
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
Ctrl-d will close the subshell and launch an editor to record the
is integrated with the Bazaar and Git version control systems.
The patch will be automatically added to the tree, and the
entry will be used as the commit message.
If no patch system is present, the patch is applied inline, and a copy is stored
is the non-interactive version of edit-patch
. The patch
will be incorporated but no editor or subshell will be spawned.
was written by Daniel Holbach
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Michael Vogt
<email@example.com>, 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