On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, Dave Thomas wrote:

> Jilani Khaldi <jilanik / tin.it> writes:
> > How to apply this patch to the existing code? (Linux OS and FreeBSD).
> 
	[...]
>      patch <mailbody
> 
>    where mailbody is the file containing the body of the mail
> 
>    You should see something like
> 
>       dave[ruby/ruby 8:09:51] patch <~/tmp/p1
>       patching file bignum.c

Note for those on other platforms:  Some versions of patch don't 
understand this type of diff output.  If that applies to yours then
you need to use GNU patch.   [I had that problem on Soaris 2.5.1 for
example.]

	Hugh