Is it possible to tell
patch not to generate
I find it extremely annoying that patch creates these.
If you're not giving any option to
So, one option is to stop creating (or accepting) bad patches. :)
Back in the real world, this is a feature. When
I don't always fix a bad patch with text from the
Once I've fixed up a bad patch, I give this command at the project root to quickly clean things up:
I use it often enough that it stays in my Bash history. I find that Ctrl-R o r i is enough to find the command in my history.
To tell patch not to produce backups just omit the
To instruct it not to create