|Comparing and Merging Files with GNU diff and patch|
by David MacKenzie, Paul Eggert, and Richard Stallman
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10.1 Selecting the
patch Input Format
patch normally determines which
diff format the patch
file uses by examining its contents. For patch files that contain
particularly confusing leading text, you might need to use one of the
following options to force
patch to interpret the patch file as a
certain format of diff. The output formats listed here are the only
patch can understand.
- context diff.
- normal diff.
- unified diff.
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