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SubjectRe: [uml-devel] Re: [patch 1/6] uml: remove elf.h [ compile-fix, for 2.6.12 ]
On Mon, 9 May 2005, Andrew Morton wrote:

>> diff -L include/asm-um/elf.h -puN include/asm-um/elf.h~uml-remove-elf-h /dev/null
> hmm, that's exciting. How to tell diff and patch to remove a zero-length
> file?

This has to be instructed by the patch.. If the new file is an empty file
with timestamp of 1 Jan 1970 then it is supposed to be deleted.

The /dev/null trick only works well for adding files, not removing them.

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