Re: Diff and Patch Was Re: [stella] Dasm for Linux

Subject: Re: Diff and Patch Was Re: [stella] Dasm for Linux
From: Julian Squires <tek@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 17:26:15 -0500
On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 04:38:57PM -0500, Christopher Tumber wrote:
> Adam wrote:
> >Anyway, in Unix and things-like-Unix (Linux, Cygwin, whatever), you
> >create a patch file with the diff command (diff file1 file2 > patchfile,
> >or more usually diff -R dir1 dir2), and you patch with the patch
> >command: patch < patchfile in the directory with file1 gives you file2. 
> >diff and patch ought to be standard tools shipped with any Unixish OS.
> You know, this would be a really, really good way to distribute ROM
> hacks and fixes without copyright worries...

IPS is already the accepted standard for ROM hacks and fixes, at least
on other consoles.  Check out ``ucon64'' for an excellent tool for
generating and applying IPS patches, as well as a lot of other ROM
manipulation functions.  But, you're right about the copyright worries
side of thing.  I dunno if it's worry free, but it's definitely a lot
less troublesome than distributing the actual ROM.


Julian Squires
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