[Python-Dev] devguide: Cover how to (un-)apply a patch.

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Jan 19 22:27:44 CET 2011

On 19/01/2011 19:47, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:20:01 +0100
> Michael Foord<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>  wrote:
>> On 19/01/2011 19:10, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>>>       Antoine>   Ok, thank you but... are you suggesting something or not?
>>> Yes.  Keep the vcs command recommendations simple.  At least mention idioms
>>> which likely to apply across a wider range of version control systems.
>> The revert works with svn, hg and bzr. Using patch is not going to work
>> on Windoze unless cygwin has been installed.
> You don't need cygwin, just something much smaller with "GNU" in its
> name: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/patch.htm
> (yes, the suggestion is already in the dev guide)

Unfortunately gnuwin32 patch doesn't play well with Windows 7.

I remember giving up on it completely and installing cygwin. This page 
seems to explain the details:



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