Category : C Source Code
Archive   : PATCH12.ZIP
Filename : PATCH.HDR

Output of file : PATCH.HDR contained in archive : PATCH12.ZIP
Article 1257 of
Path: umriscc!!!!crdgw1!sixhub!!ibmbin-request
From: [email protected]
Subject: v08i095: patch12, apply patches to files (part 01/05)
Summary: Uses diff output to change text files
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Date: 1 Oct 90 08:08:42 GMT
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Posting-number: Volume 08, Issue 095
Submitted-by: [email protected]
Archive-name: patch12/part01

The is the "patch" program posted to MS-DOS, and the source in a
somewhat unusual format. The source for the original program is
included, plus the diference files for the DOS version. To create the
DOS source you take the original and use the executable to apply the
patches. Okay, it proves the concept.

The submitter says;

(patch is a program to automate text file updates - the update info
usually being generated by diff)

I was looking around for a current version of Larry Wall's patch
program for MS-DOS when I found the source for patchlevel 12 on I modified the source to compile under Turbo C 2.0
and run under MS-DOS version 2. I then posted the resulting source and
binary on comp.os.msdos.apps and recieved several responses for fixing

The executable I have seems to work (though I have not tested it
thouroughly). It is a bit slow as I have stack checking code enabled.

This set of messages contains a uuencoded zoo archive. In order to
upack the archive you must cut the uuencoded text from the messages and
paste them together in a file in the proper order, uudecode the file,
and then unpack the zoo archive.

In order to generate the version of the source code that I used to make
the executable binary you will need to unpack the archive, apply all
the patches in the proper order (via "patch use make to generate the executable.

Hope this is useful.

[email protected]

  3 Responses to “Category : C Source Code
Archive   : PATCH12.ZIP
Filename : PATCH.HDR

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: