Provided by: dpatch_2.0.34ubuntu1_all bug

NAME

       debian/patches/script.dpatch - self applying patch

SYNOPSIS

       debian/patches/script.dpatch -patch [directory]
       debian/patches/script.dpatch -unpatch [directory]
       debian/patches/script.dpatch -pkg-custom [directory]

DESCRIPTION

       A dpatch is a program that modifies the source tree in a given directory. How it does that
       is entirely up to the person writing it. It can be a script that calls patch(1)  with  the
       appropriate  options,  a  complicated  perl  script that does some deep magic, or anything
       else. The only requirement is that  it  MUST  accept  the  -patch  and  -unpatch  options,
       followed  by  the  destination  (or  working)  directory,  when specified. For the sake of
       compatibility, the second argument is only present when a working directory was explicitly
       set with dpatch --workdir.

       For some of the dpatch(1) features to work, the script should follow a common style: there
       should be a line near the top of the file with the following format: "filename  --  author
       <email>".  And one or more "# DP: description" lines. These will be used by dpatch cat for
       example.

WARNING

       dpatch is deprecated, please switch to the `3.0  (quilt)'  Debian  source  package  format
       instead.  See http://wiki.debian.org/Projects/DebSrc3.0#FAQ for a short guide on how to do
       it.

EXAMPLES

       One can find dpatch examples under /usr/share/doc/dpatch/examples/.

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Gergely Nagy.

SEE ALSO

       dpatch(1),       dpatch.make(7),        dpatch-edit-patch(1),        dpatch-list-patch(1),
       dpatch-convert-diffgz(1)