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GNU version of Larry Wall's program that takes "diff's" output and applies it to an original file to generate a modified version of that file. Normally, the patched versions are put in place of the originals. Backups can be made.


User manual included

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Download version 2.6.1 (stable)
released on 30 December 2009


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GPLv2Kelly Hopkins7 January 2010

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