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Patchit is an MIT Licensed unified diff parsing and merge tool written in Python for anyone who needs a finer grain of control over unified diff content and to merge the diff with an arbitrary stream of lines.


The motivation for this package arose from the

  • overwhelming complexity of other patching tools written in Python,
  • their absence from the PyPI,
  • their inability to inspect the unified diff content and
  • missing support to merge the patch with an arbitrary stream of lines.


To install patchit just run from the root of the project:

$ python install


Tests are located at the file. In order to test your new contribution to patchit just run from your shell

$ python test


Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it much better myself. Therefore I’m asking anyone who is interested in a patch functionality for Python to improve this package and hand in patches by mail or pull requests.

The preferred method of development is a test driven approach and following the nvie git flow branching model. Please be so kind to bear these things in mind when handing in improvements. Thank you very much.

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