Quilt is a set of scripts to manage a series of patches by keeping track of the changes each patch makes. Patches can be applied, un-applied, refreshed, etc. The key philosophical concept is that your primary output is patches, not ".c" files or ".h" files, so patches are the first-class object here. It was originally based on Andrew Morton's patch scripts published on the Linux kernel mailing list a while ago, but has been heavily modified since then.
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|Implementation||C Unix Shell|
Release Notes: This release contains multiple minor bugfixes and new features merged from Debian GNU/Linux.
Release Notes: The backup-files helper has been rewritten from C to bash, making quilt a noarch package. Bugs have been fixed in the mail command.
Release Notes: Bugs were fixed in the setup and mail commands.
Release Notes: Support for a/b style patches was added.
Release Notes: This is a maintenance release. Compatibility with GNU make < 3.80 and FreeBSD was restored. Bugs were fixed in the import, edit, and pop commands. The mail command was improved to better handle non-ASCII recipient names.