Bug 192530 - patch(1) reject format no longer fixed in context format but missing reject-format option
Summary: patch(1) reject format no longer fixed in context format but missing reject-f...
Status: Closed Not Accepted
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Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 10.0-STABLE
Hardware: amd64 Any
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Reported: 2014-08-09 17:37 UTC by Melvyn Sopacua
Modified: 2016-09-09 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Melvyn Sopacua 2014-08-09 17:37:01 UTC
patch no longer creates reject files in the context format, contrary to what the manual page specifies.
It's behavior is similar to Ubuntu's (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/man1/patch.1.html), but it's missing the option to select the reject format (through --reject-format or other ways).
Personally I prefer the old behavior, since context diffs are much easier to read and to spot why the rejection occurred, but at least I'd like the option to select it.
Comment 1 Melvyn Sopacua 2016-09-09 13:06:09 UTC
Obviously no interest, worked around locally and moving on.