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flipdiff - Linux Command

       flipdiff [-p n] [-U n] [-Bbiwz] [--in-place] diff1 diff2

       flipdiff {[--help] [--version]}

       flipdiff exchanges the order of two patch files that apply one after
       the other. The patches must be “clean”: the context lines must match
       and there should be no mis-matched offsets.

       The swapped patches are sent to standard output, with a marker line
       (“=== 8< === cut here === 8< ===”) between them, unless the --in-place
       option is passed. In that case, the output is written back to the
       original input files.

       -p n   When comparing filenames, ignore the first n pathname components
              from both patches. (This is similar to the -p option to GNU

       -U n   Attempt to display n lines of context (requires at least n lines
              of context in both input files). (This is similar to the -U
              option to GNU diff(1).)

       -d pattern
              Don’t display any context on files that match the shell wildcard
              pattern. This option can be given multiple times.

              Note that the interpretation of the shell wildcard pattern does
              not count slash characters or periods as special (in other
              words, no flags are given to fnmatch). This is so that
              “*/basename”-type patterns can be given without limiting the
              number of pathname components.

       -i     Consider upper- and lower-case to be the same.

       -w     Ignore whitespace changes in patches.

       -b     Ignore changes in the amount of whitespace.

       -B     Ignore changes whose lines are all blank.

       -z     Decompress files with extensions .gz and .bz2.

              Write output to the original input files.

       --help Display a short usage message.

              Display the version number of flipdiff.

patchutils                      31 January 2003                    FLIPDIFF(1)

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