Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : PCPATCH.ZIP
Filename : DIFF.TXT

 
Output of file : DIFF.TXT contained in archive : PCPATCH.ZIP
Here is the readme file that came with diff.c as posted to Usenet. I
can't remember who to give credit to, so I'll just say I'm not taking
credit for anything but compiling it.
--Steve
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Here's a public domain diff with the -b and -c options. (4.2bsd style
contex diffs.) I wasn't aware that these wern't present in all unix
versions of diff, so I didn't think posting it was a priority. It's
large, slow, and many of the comments are no longer true, but it does
work. (except when it runs out of memory) The one case I know of
where its output is incompatable with patch does seem to be pretty
rare. No makefile is included, the 4.2bsd diff is better on the unix
system I use. If you don't know how to compile and load a single C
program, this probably isn't the tool for you anyway. I'd be grateful
to anyone who cleans this up and documents it properly. It does
appear to have been separate files at some point, I'm presenting it in
a form similar to how I got it: mail headers and outdated documentation
in comments and all. I just banged on it enough to get it doing what
I wanted.


  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : PCPATCH.ZIP
Filename : DIFF.TXT

  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: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/