unwrapdiff - demangle word-wrapped patches


   unwrapdiff [-v] [file...]

   unwrapdiff {[--help] | [--version]}


   unwrapdiff demangles patches that have been word-wrapped, in an attempt
   to make them useful.

   The corrected diff is sent to standard output. Note that you will
   probably need to use the -l option when applying the patch, in order to
   ignore any whitespace differences there may be.


       Verbose operation. A list of lines that are modified in a way that
       might be wrong is sent to stderr.

       Display a short usage message.

       Display the version number of unwrapdiff.


   Some heuristics are used to decide whether use a space to recombine a
   wrapped line, or just join them together. Currently this is done by
   comparing with last three characters of a line with the first two
   characters of its continuation, and using a space if any of them are

   The patch needs to have been valid before being word-wrapped.

   The last line of a hunk is nearly always ambiguous. If the next line
   begins "@@", "Index: ", "diff " or "--- " then it is taken to be
   complete; otherwise it is unwrapped using the next line.


   Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com>
       Package maintainer


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