Applies a diff file to originals. ; requires "patch" to be on the execution path.
|patchfile||the file that includes the diff output||Yes|
|originalfile||the file to patch||No, tries to guess it from the diff file|
|destfile||the file to send the output to instead of patching the file(s) in place. since Ant 1.6||No.|
|backups||Keep backups of the unpatched files||No|
|quiet||Work silently unless an error occurs||No|
|reverse||Assume patch was created with old and new files swapped.||No|
|ignorewhitespace||Ignore whitespace differences.||No|
|strip||Strip the smallest prefix containing num leading slashes from filenames.||No|
|dir||The directory in which to run the patch command.||No, default is the project's basedir.|
applies the diff included in module.1.0-1.1.patch to the files in base directory guessing the filename(s) from the diff output.
<patch patchfile="module.1.0-1.1.patch" strip="1"/>
like above but one leading directory part will be removed. i.e. if the diff output looked like
--- a/mod1.0/A Mon Jun 5 17:28:41 2000 +++ a/mod1.1/A Mon Jun 5 17:28:49 2000
the leading a/will be stripped.
Source: Apache Ant