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Linux Command - patch

The Linux patch command can be used to apply a diff file ( patch ) to an original file.

Create a patch file:

diff -u hello.js hello2.js > my_fix.patch

Apply the patch ( from within the same directory ):

patch < my_fix.patch

Apply patch to specific file:

patch file_a.js < my_fix.patch

Patch specific file but write output to other specific file:

patch file_a.js -o file_b.js < my_fix.patch

Remove a patch ( apply the reverse of the patch ):

patch -R < my_fix.patch

Create a backup first:

patch -b < my_fix.patch