what-patch(1) detect which patch system a Debian package uses


what-patch [options]


what-patch examines the debian/rules file to determine which patch system the Debian package is using.

what-patch should be run from the root directory of the Debian source package.


Listed below are the command line options for what-patch:
-h, --help
Display a help message and exit.
Enable verbose mode. This will include the listing of any files modified outside or the debian/ directory and report any additional details about the patch system if available.


what-patch was written by Kees Cook <[email protected]>, Siegfried-A. Gevatter <[email protected]>, and Daniel Hahler <[email protected]>, among others. This manual page was written by Jonathan Patrick Davies <[email protected]>.

Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.