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Linux kernel patch evaluator

Project Description

Do you need to apply GIT patches to a different source version than the one on which they were developed? PatchTools can greatly accelerate the process of determining whether the patches are needed by the new source, and how to fix them if they are needed.


  • Detects missing files in your source tree
  • Detects file that are incorrectly present in your source tree
  • Detects lines are not at the line numbers specified in the patches
  • Can find significant lines that are elsewhere in the same file
  • Issues a readable report of errors found


From PyPi:

$ sudo pip install patchtools

From a source archive:

Obtain the archive from, extract the files, and in the root folder, enter:

$ sudo python install

From the GIT repo:

$ git clone


Documentation is available in the ‘doc’ folder of the source.

Copyright 2014 Milton Mobley

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. A copy of the License is provided in the file ‘LICENSE’, or you may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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