Is it possible to tell
patch not to generate
I find it extremely annoying that patch creates these.
To tell patch not to produce backups just omit the
To instruct it not to create
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.