patch not working on Windows 7 x64

marco atzeri
Mon Jul 23 19:31:00 GMT 2012

On 7/23/2012 9:20 PM, Robert Dailey wrote:
> I'm using Cygwin on Windows 7 x64 and when I run just 'patch', it
> hangs and never returns. If I do 'patch --help', help is printed just
> fine. I'm not sure why this is happening.
> Any help getting this working?

Are you sure to have read the manual ?
 From "man patch"
        patch - apply a diff file to an original

        patch [options] [originalfile [patchfile]]

        but usually just

        patch -pnum <patchfile
if you give no patchfile "patch" is waiting the diff
from stdin, so it is not hanging at all


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