Library to parse and apply unified diffs.
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## Patch NG (New Generation)
#### Library to parse and apply unified diffs.
#### Why did we fork this project?
This project is a fork from the original [python-patch](https://github.com/techtonik/python-patch) project.
As any other project, bugs are common during the development process, the combination of issues + pull requests are able to keep the constant improvement of a project. However, both community and author need to be aligned. When users, developers, the community, needs a fix which are important for their projects, but there is no answer from the author, or the time for response is not enough, then the most plausible way is forking and continuing a parallel development.
That’s way we forked the original and accepted most of PRs waiting for review since jun/2019 (5 months from now).
Python 2 and 3 compatible
Automatic correction of * Linefeeds according to patched file * Diffs broken by stripping trailing whitespace * a/ and b/ prefixes
Single file, which is a command line tool and a library
No dependencies outside Python stdlib
Patch format detection (SVN, HG, GIT)
Nice diffstat histogram
Linux / Windows / OS X
Things that don’t work out of the box:
File renaming, creation and removal
Directory tree operations
Version control specific properties
Non-unified diff formats
Download patch_ng.py and run it with Python. It is a self-contained module without external dependencies.
You can also run the .zip file.
python patch-ng-1.17.zip diff.patch
patch_ng.py is self sufficient. You can copy it into your repository and use it from here. This setup will always be repeatable. But if you need to add patch module as a dependency, make sure to use strict specifiers to avoid hitting an API break when version 2 is released:
pip install “patch-ng”
### Other stuff
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.