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what-patch - detect which patch system a Debian package uses
what-patch examines the debian/rules file to determine which patch system the Debian package is using. what-patch should be run from the root directory of the Debian source package.
Listed below are the command line options for what-patch: -h, --help 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 additional 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.
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)