How can I patch a script on a Linux system?

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Well, patching is simple. Consider the following scenario: we have a script file named to which we need to make changes, save them in the patch. We start by copying the original file to the working file with the command cp . Then we do whatever changes we want in file . Then we run a command diff -u > script-my.diff . At this time, file script-my.diff contains the changes that we made to the original . In case we want to distribute our changes to someone else, we just send them the script-my.diff file and those people need to run a single command like patch < script-my.diff to have a copy of the file identical to our . More information can be obtained from reading the Linux manual pages for diff and patch with commands man diff and man patch on any Linux system.

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