[rancid] Re: Unknowns

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at redhat.com
Mon Aug 28 14:03:41 UTC 2006

Gary Roberts wrote:
> Just curious,, when i get my diffs, i see a set of numbers a few lines above, 
> example: @@ -1325,9 +1325,8 @@
> Just what exactly is that telling me? ive tried to decipher some meaning,, ie line , row, . .,etc,
> but it escapes me.  
It's generated by diff. It describes the chunk with the changes. '-' is
used for the old file and '+' for the new file. The first number is the
start line of the chunk and second one is the lenght of the chunk.

@@ -old_chunk_start_line,old_chunk_length

Hope this helps.
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