patching files with python
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 setup.py install
Tests are located at the tests.py file. In order to test your new contribution to patchit just run from your shell
$ python setup.py 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.