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quilt(1)                 General Commands Manual                quilt(1)

NAME         top

       quilt - tool to manage series of patches

SYNOPSIS         top

       quilt [-h] command [options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Quilt is a tool to manage large sets of patches by keeping track
       of the changes each patch makes. Patches can be applied, un-
       applied, refreshed, etc. The key philosophical concept is that
       your primary output is patches.

       With quilt, all work occurs within a single directory tree.
       Commands can be invoked from anywhere within the source tree.
       They are of the form quilt cmd similar to CVS, svn or git
       commands. They can be abbreviated as long as the specified part
       of the command is unique. All commands print some help text with
       quilt cmd -h.

       Quilt manages a stack of patches. Patches are applied
       incrementally on top of the base tree plus all preceding patches.
       They can be pushed on top of the stack (quilt push), and popped
       off the stack (quilt pop).  Commands are available for querying
       the contents of the series file (quilt series, see below), the
       contents of the stack (quilt applied, quilt previous, quilt top),
       and the patches that are not applied at a particular moment
       (quilt next, quilt unapplied).  By default, most commands apply
       to the topmost patch on the stack.

       Patch files are located in the patches sub-directory of the
       source tree (see EXAMPLE OF WORKING TREE below). The
       QUILT_PATCHES environment variable can be used to override this
       location. When not found in the current directory, that
       subdirectory is searched recursively in the parent directories
       (this is similar to the way git searches for its configuration
       files). The patches directory may contain sub-directories. It may
       also be a symbolic link instead of a directory.

       A file called series contains a list of patch file names that
       defines the order in which patches are applied. Unless there are
       means by which series files can be generated automatically, it is
       usually provided along with a set of patches. In this file, each
       patch file name is on a separate line. Patch files are identified
       by path names that are relative to the patches directory; patches
       may be in sub-directories below this directory. Lines in the
       series file that start with a hash character (#) are ignored.
       Patch options, such as the strip level or whether the patch is
       reversed, can be added after each patch file name. Options are
       introduced by a space, separated by spaces, and follow the syntax
       of the patch(1) options (e.g. -p2). Quilt records patch options
       automatically when a command supporting them is used. Without
       options, strip level 1 is assumed.  You can also add a comment
       after each patch file name and options, introduced by a space
       followed by a hash character. When quilt adds, removes, or
       renames patches, it automatically updates the series file. Users
       of quilt can modify series files while some patches are applied,
       as long as the applied patches remain in their original order.

       Different series files can be used to assemble patches in
       different ways, corresponding for example to different
       development branches.

       Before a patch is applied (or ``pushed on the stack''), copies of
       all files the patch modifies are saved to the .pc/patch
       directory. The patch is added to the list of currently applied
       patches (.pc/applied-patches). Later when a patch is regenerated
       (quilt refresh), the backup copies in .pc/patch are compared with
       the current versions of the files in the source tree using GNU
       diff.

       Documentation related to a patch can be put at the beginning of a
       patch file.  Quilt is careful to preserve all text that precedes
       the actual patch when doing a refresh. (This is limited to
       patches in unified format; see diff documentation).

       The series file is looked up in the .pc directory, in the root of
       the source tree, and in the patches directory.  The first series
       file that is found is used. This may also be a symbolic link, or
       a file with multiple hard links.  Usually, only one series file
       is used for a set of patches, so the patches sub-directory is a
       convenient location.

       The .pc directory and its sub-directories cannot be relocated,
       but it can be a symbolic link. While patches are applied to the
       source tree, this directory is essential for many operations,
       including taking patches off the stack (quilt pop), and
       refreshing patches (quilt refresh).  Files in the .pc directory
       are automatically removed when they are no longer needed, so
       there is no need to clean up manually.

QUILT COMMANDS REFERENCE         top

       add [-P patch] {file} ...

           Add one or more files to the topmost or named patch.  Files
           must be added to the patch before being modified.  Files that
           are modified by patches already applied on top of the
           specified patch cannot be added.

           -P patch

               Patch to add files to.

       annotate [-P patch] {file}

           Print an annotated listing of the specified file showing
           which patches modify which lines. Only applied patches are
           included.

           -P patch

               Stop checking for changes at the specified rather than
               the topmost patch.

       applied [patch]

           Print a list of applied patches, or all patches up to and
           including the specified patch in the file series.

       delete [-r] [--backup] [patch|-n]

           Remove the specified or topmost patch from the series file.
           If the patch is applied, quilt will attempt to remove it
           first. (Only the topmost patch can be removed right now.)

           -n  Delete the next patch after topmost, rather than the
               specified or topmost patch.

           -r  Remove the deleted patch file from the patches directory
               as well.

           --backup

               Rename the patch file to patch~ rather than deleting it.
               Ignored if not used with `-r'.

       diff [-p n|-p ab] [-u|-U num|-c|-C num] [--combine patch|-z] [-R]
       [-P patch] [--snapshot] [--diff=utility] [--no-timestamps] [--no-
       index] [--sort] [--color[=always|auto|never]] [file ...]

           Produces a diff of the specified file(s) in the topmost or
           specified patch.  If no files are specified, all files that
           are modified are included.

           -p n
               Create a -p n style patch (-p0 or -p1 are supported).

           -p ab
               Create a -p1 style patch, but use a/file and b/file as
               the original and new filenames instead of the default
               dir.orig/file and dir/file names.

           -u, -U num, -c, -C num

               Create a unified diff (-u, -U) with num lines of context.
               Create a context diff (-c, -C) with num lines of context.
               The number of context lines defaults to 3.

           --no-timestamps

               Do not include file timestamps in patch headers.

           --no-index

               Do not output Index: lines.

           -z  Write to standard output the changes that have been made
               relative to the topmost or specified patch.

           -R  Create a reverse diff.

           -P patch

               Create a diff for the specified patch.  (Defaults to the
               topmost patch.)

           --combine patch

               Create a combined diff for all patches between this patch
               and the patch specified with -P. A patch name of `-' is
               equivalent to specifying the first applied patch.

           --snapshot

               Diff against snapshot (see `quilt snapshot -h').

           --diff=utility

               Use the specified utility for generating the diff. The
               utility is invoked with the original and new file name as
               arguments.

           --color[=always|auto|never]

               Use syntax coloring (auto activates it only if the output
               is a tty).

           --sort
               Sort files by their name instead of preserving the
               original order.

       edit file ...

           Edit the specified file(s) in $EDITOR after adding it (them)
           to the topmost patch.

       files [-v] [-a] [-l] [--combine patch] [patch]

           Print the list of files that the topmost or specified patch
           changes.

           -a  List all files in all applied patches.

           -l  Add patch name to output.

           -v  Verbose, more user friendly output.

           --combine patch

               Create a listing for all patches between this patch and
               the topmost or specified patch. A patch name of `-' is
               equivalent to specifying the first applied patch.

       fold [-R] [-q] [-f] [-p strip-level]

           Integrate the patch read from standard input into the topmost
           patch: After making sure that all files modified are part of
           the topmost patch, the patch is applied with the specified
           strip level (which defaults to 1).

           -R  Apply patch in reverse.

           -q  Quiet operation.

           -f  Force apply, even if the patch has rejects. Unless in
               quiet mode, apply the patch interactively: the patch
               utility may ask questions.

           -p strip-level

               The number of pathname components to strip from file
               names when applying patchfile.

       fork [new_name]

           Fork the topmost patch.  Forking a patch means creating a
           verbatim copy of it under a new name, and use that new name
           instead of the original one in the current series.  This is
           useful when a patch has to be modified, but the original
           version of it should be preserved, e.g.  because it is used
           in another series, or for the history.  A typical sequence of
           commands would be: fork, edit, refresh.

           If new_name is missing, the name of the forked patch will be
           the current patch name, followed by `-2'.  If the patch name
           already ends in a dash-and-number, the number is further
           incremented (e.g., patch.diff, patch-2.diff, patch-3.diff).

       graph [--all] [--reduce] [--lines[=num]] [--edge-labels=files]
       [-T ps] [patch]

           Generate a dot(1) directed graph showing the dependencies
           between applied patches. A patch depends on another patch if
           both touch the same file or, with the --lines option, if
           their modifications overlap. Unless otherwise specified, the
           graph includes all patches that the topmost patch depends on.
           When a patch name is specified, instead of the topmost patch,
           create a graph for the specified patch. The graph will
           include all other patches that this patch depends on, as well
           as all patches that depend on this patch.

           --all
               Generate a graph including all applied patches and their
               dependencies. (Unapplied patches are not included.)

           --reduce

               Eliminate transitive edges from the graph.

           --lines[=num]

               Compute dependencies by looking at the lines the patches
               modify.  Unless a different num is specified, two lines
               of context are included.

           --edge-labels=files

               Label graph edges with the file names that the adjacent
               patches modify.

           -T ps
               Directly produce a PostScript output file.

       grep [-h|options] {pattern}

           Grep through the source files, recursively, skipping patches
           and quilt meta-information. If no filename argument is given,
           the whole source tree is searched. Please see the grep(1)
           manual page for options.

           -h  Print this help. The grep -h option can be passed after a
               double-dash (--). Search expressions that start with a
               dash can be passed after a second double-dash (-- --).

       header [-a|-r|-e] [--backup] [--strip-diffstat] [--strip-
       trailing-whitespace] [patch]

           Print or change the header of the topmost or specified patch.

           -a, -r, -e

               Append to (-a) or replace (-r) the exiting patch header,
               or edit (-e) the header in $EDITOR. If none of these
               options is given, print the patch header.

           --strip-diffstat

               Strip diffstat output from the header.

           --strip-trailing-whitespace

               Strip trailing whitespace at the end of lines of the
               header.

           --backup

               Create a backup copy of the old version of a patch as
               patch~.

       import [-p num] [-R] [-P patch] [-f] [-d {o|a|n}] patchfile ...

           Import external patches.  The patches will be inserted
           following the current top patch, and must be pushed after
           import to apply them.

           -p num

               Number of directory levels to strip when applying
               (default=1)

           -R

               Apply patch in reverse.

           -P patch

               Patch filename to use inside quilt. This option can only
               be used when importing a single patch.

           -f  Overwrite/update existing patches.

           -d {o|a|n}

               When overwriting in existing patch, keep the old (o), all
               (a), or new (n) patch header. If both patches include
               headers, this option must be specified. This option is
               only effective when -f is used.

       mail {--mbox file|--send} [-m text] [-M file] [--prefix prefix]
       [--sender ...] [--from ...] [--to ...] [--cc ...] [--bcc ...]
       [--subject ...] [--reply-to message] [--charset ...] [--signature
       file] [first_patch [last_patch]]

           Create mail messages from a specified range of patches, or
           all patches in the series file, and either store them in a
           mailbox file, or send them immediately. The editor is opened
           with a template for the introduction.  Please see
           /usr/local/share/doc/quilt/README.MAIL for details.  When
           specifying a range of patches, a first patch name of `-'
           denotes the first, and a last patch name of `-' denotes the
           last patch in the series.

           -m text

               Text to use as the text in the introduction. When this
               option is used, the editor will not be invoked, and the
               patches will be processed immediately.

           -M file

               Like the -m option, but read the introduction from file.

           --prefix prefix

               Use an alternate prefix in the bracketed part of the
               subjects generated. Defaults to `patch'.

           --mbox file

               Store all messages in the specified file in mbox format.
               The mbox can later be sent using formail, for example.

           --send

               Send the messages directly.

           --sender

               The envelope sender address to use. The address must be
               of the form `user@domain.name'. No display name is
               allowed.

           --from, --subject

               The values for the From and Subject headers to use. If no
               --from option is given, the value of the --sender option
               is used.

           --to, --cc, --bcc

               Append a recipient to the To, Cc, or Bcc header.

           --charset

               Specify a particular message encoding on systems which
               don't use UTF-8 or ISO-8859-15. This character encoding
               must match the one used in the patches.

           --signature file

               Append the specified signature to messages (defaults to
               ~/.signature if found; use `-' for no signature).

           --reply-to message

               Add the appropriate headers to reply to the specified
               message.

       new [-p n|-p ab] {patchname}

           Create a new patch with the specified file name, and insert
           it after the topmost patch. The name can be prefixed with a
           sub-directory name, allowing for grouping related patches
           together.

           -p n
               Create a -p n style patch (-p0 or -p1 are supported).

           -p ab
               Create a -p1 style patch, but use a/file and b/file as
               the original and new filenames instead of the default
               dir.orig/file and dir/file names.

               Quilt can be used in sub-directories of a source tree. It
               determines the root of a source tree by searching for a
               directory above the current working directory. Create a
               directory in the intended root directory if quilt chooses
               a top-level directory that is too high up in the
               directory tree.

       next [patch]

           Print the name of the next patch after the specified or
           topmost patch in the series file.

       patches [-v] [--color[=always|auto|never]] {file} [files...]

           Print the list of patches that modify any of the specified
           files. (Uses a heuristic to determine which files are
           modified by unapplied patches.  Note that this heuristic is
           much slower than scanning applied patches.)

           -v  Verbose, more user friendly output.

           --color[=always|auto|never]

               Use syntax coloring (auto activates it only if the output
               is a tty).

       pop [-afRqv] [--refresh] [num|patch]

           Remove patch(es) from the stack of applied patches.  Without
           options, the topmost patch is removed.  When a number is
           specified, remove the specified number of patches.  When a
           patch name is specified, remove patches until the specified
           patch end up on top of the stack.  Patch names may include
           the patches/ prefix, which means that filename completion can
           be used.

           -a  Remove all applied patches.

           -f  Force remove. The state before the patch(es) were applied
               will be restored from backup files.

           -R  Always verify if the patch removes cleanly; don't rely on
               timestamp checks.

           -q  Quiet operation.

           -v  Verbose operation.

           --refresh

               Automatically refresh every patch before it gets
               unapplied.

       previous [patch]

           Print the name of the previous patch before the specified or
           topmost patch in the series file.

       push [-afqvm] [--fuzz=N] [--merge[=merge|diff3]] [--leave-
       rejects] [--color[=always|auto|never]] [--refresh] [num|patch]

           Apply patch(es) from the series file.  Without options, the
           next patch in the series file is applied.  When a number is
           specified, apply the specified number of patches.  When a
           patch name is specified, apply all patches up to and
           including the specified patch.  Patch names may include the
           patches/ prefix, which means that filename completion can be
           used.

           -a  Apply all patches in the series file.

           -q  Quiet operation.

           -f  Force apply, even if the patch has rejects.

           -v  Verbose operation.

           --fuzz=N

               Set the maximum fuzz factor (default: 2).

           -m, --merge[=merge|diff3]

               Merge the patch file into the original files (see
               patch(1)).

           --leave-rejects

               Leave around the reject files patch produced, even if the
               patch is not actually applied.

           --color[=always|auto|never]

               Use syntax coloring (auto activates it only if the output
               is a tty).

           --refresh

               Automatically refresh every patch after it was
               successfully applied.

       refresh [-p n|-p ab] [-u|-U num|-c|-C num] [-z[new_name]] [-f]
       [--no-timestamps] [--no-index] [--diffstat] [--sort] [--backup]
       [--strip-trailing-whitespace] [patch]

           Refreshes the specified patch, or the topmost patch by
           default.  Documentation that comes before the actual patch in
           the patch file is retained.

           It is possible to refresh patches that are not on top.  If
           any patches on top of the patch to refresh modify the same
           files, the script aborts by default.  Patches can still be
           refreshed with -f.  In that case this script will print a
           warning for each shadowed file, changes by more recent
           patches will be ignored, and only changes in files that have
           not been modified by any more recent patches will end up in
           the specified patch.

           -p n
               Create a -p n style patch (-p0 or -p1 supported).

           -p ab
               Create a -p1 style patch, but use a/file and b/file as
               the original and new filenames instead of the default
               dir.orig/file and dir/file names.

           -u, -U num, -c, -C num

               Create a unified diff (-u, -U) with num lines of context.
               Create a context diff (-c, -C) with num lines of context.
               The number of context lines defaults to 3.

           -z[new_name]

               Create a new patch containing the changes instead of
               refreshing the topmost patch. If no new name is
               specified, `-2' is added to the original patch name, etc.
               (See the fork command.)

           --no-timestamps

               Do not include file timestamps in patch headers.

           --no-index

               Do not output Index: lines.

           --diffstat

               Add a diffstat section to the patch header, or replace
               the existing diffstat section.

           -f  Enforce refreshing of a patch that is not on top.

           --backup

               Create a backup copy of the old version of a patch as
               patch~.

           --sort
               Sort files by their name instead of preserving the
               original order.

           --strip-trailing-whitespace

               Strip trailing whitespace at the end of lines.

       remove [-P patch] {file} ...

           Remove one or more files from the topmost or named patch.
           Files that are modified by patches on top of the specified
           patch cannot be removed.

           -P patch

               Remove named files from the named patch.

       rename [-P patch] new_name

           Rename the topmost or named patch.

           -P patch

               Patch to rename.

       revert [-P patch] {file} ...

           Revert uncommitted changes to the topmost or named patch for
           the specified file(s): after the revert, 'quilt diff -z' will
           show no differences for those files. Changes to files that
           are modified by patches on top of the specified patch cannot
           be reverted.

           -P patch

               Revert changes in the named patch.

       series [--color[=always|auto|never]] [-v]

           Print the names of all patches in the series file.

           --color[=always|auto|never]

               Use syntax coloring (auto activates it only if the output
               is a tty).

           -v  Verbose, more user friendly output.

       setup [-d path-prefix] [-v] [--sourcedir dir] [--fuzz=N]
       [--slow|--fast] {specfile|seriesfile}

           Initializes a source tree from an rpm spec file or a quilt
           series file.

           -d  Optional path prefix for the resulting source tree.

           --sourcedir

               Directory that contains the package sources. Defaults to
               `.'.

           -v  Verbose debug output.

           --fuzz=N

               Set the maximum fuzz factor (needs rpm 4.6 or later).

           --slow
               Use the original, slow method to process the spec file.
               In this mode, rpmbuild generates a working tree in a
               temporary directory while all its actions are recorded,
               and then everything is replayed from scratch in the
               target directory.

           --fast
               Use the new, faster method to process the spec file. In
               this mode, rpmbuild is told to generate a working tree
               directly in the target directory. This is now the
               default.

       snapshot [-d]

           Take a snapshot of the current working state.  After taking
           the snapshot, the tree can be modified in the usual ways,
           including pushing and popping patches.  A diff against the
           tree at the moment of the snapshot can be generated with
           `quilt diff --snapshot'.

           -d  Only remove current snapshot.

       top

           Print the name of the topmost patch on the current stack of
           applied patches.

       unapplied [patch]

           Print a list of patches that are not applied, or all patches
           that follow the specified patch in the series file.

       upgrade

           Upgrade the meta-data in a working tree from an old version
           of quilt to the current version. This command is only needed
           when the quilt meta-data format has changed, and the working
           tree still contains old-format meta-data. In that case, quilt
           will request to run `quilt upgrade'.

COMMON OPTIONS TO ALL COMMANDS         top

       --trace

               Runs the command in bash trace mode (-x). For internal
               debugging.

       --quiltrc file

               Use the specified configuration file instead of
               ~/.quiltrc (or /etc/quilt.quiltrc if ~/.quiltrc does not
               exist).  See the pdf documentation for details about its
               possible contents.  The special value "-" causes quilt
               not to read any configuration file.

       --version

               Print the version number and exit immediately.

EXIT STATUS         top

       The exit status is 0 if the sub-command was successfully
       executed, and 1 in case of error.

       An exit status of 2 denotes that quilt did not do anything to
       complete the command.  This happens in particular when asking to
       push when the whole stack is already pushed, or asking to pop
       when the whole stack is already popped.  This behavior is
       intended to ease the scripting around quilt.

EXAMPLE OF WORKING TREE         top

              work/
              ├── patches/
              │    ├── series         (list of patches to apply)
              │    ├── patch1.diff    (one particular patch)
              │    ├── patch2.diff
              │    └── ...
              ├── .pc/
              │    ├── .quilt_patches (content of QUILT_PATCHES)
              │    ├── .quilt_series  (content of QUILT_SERIES)
              │    ├── patch1.diff/   (copy of patched files)
              │    │    └── ...
              │    ├── patch2.diff/
              │    │    └── ...
              │    └── ...
              └── ...

       The patches/ directory is precious as it contains all your
       patches as well as the order in which it should be applied.

       The .pc/ directory contains some metadata about the current state
       of your patch series. Changing its content is not advised. This
       directory can usually be regenerated from the initial files and
       the content of the patches/ directory (provided that all patches
       were regenerated before the removal).

EXAMPLE         top

       Please refer to the pdf documentation for a full example of use.

CONFIGURATION FILE         top

       Upon startup, quilt evaluates the file .quiltrc in the user's
       home directory, /etc/quilt.quiltrc if the former file does not
       exist, or the file specified with the --quiltrc option.  This
       file is a regular bash script. Default options can be passed to
       any COMMAND by defining a QUILT_${COMMAND}_ARGS variable.  For
       example, QUILT_DIFF_ARGS="--color=auto" causes the output of
       quilt diff to be syntax colored when writing to a terminal.

       In addition to that, quilt recognizes the following variables:

       EDITOR

           The program to run to edit files.  If it isn't redefined in
           the configuration file, $EDITOR as defined in the environment
           will be used.

       LESS

           The arguments used to invoke the pager.  Inherits the
           existing value of $LESS if LESS is already set in the
           environment, otherwise defaults to "-FRSX".

       QUILT_DIFF_OPTS

           Additional options that quilt shall pass to GNU diff when
           generating patches. A useful setting for C source code is
           "-p", which causes GNU diff to show in the resulting patch
           which function a change is in.

       QUILT_PATCH_OPTS

           Additional options that quilt shall pass to GNU patch when
           applying patches.  For example, recent versions of GNU patch
           support the "--reject-format=unified" option for generating
           reject files in unified diff style (older patch versions used
           "--unified-reject-files" for that).

           You may also want to add the "-E" option if you have issues
           with quilt not deleting empty files when you think it should.
           The documentation of GNU patch says that "normally this
           option is unnecessary", but when patch is in POSIX mode or if
           the patch format doesn't allow to distinguish empty files
           from deleted files, patch deletes empty files only if the -E
           option is given. Beware that when passing -E to patch, quilt
           will no longer be able to deal with empty files, which is why
           using -E is no longer the default.

       QUILT_DIFFSTAT_OPTS

           Additional options that quilt shall pass to diffstat when
           generating patch statistics. For example, "-f0" can be used
           for an alternative output format. Recent versions of diffstat
           also support alternative rounding methods ("-r1", "-r2").

       QUILT_PC

           The location of backup files and any other data relating to
           the current state of the working directory from quilt's
           perspective. Defaults to ".pc".

       QUILT_PATCHES

           The location of patch files, defaulting to "patches".

       QUILT_SERIES

           The name of the series file, defaulting to "series". Unless
           an absolute path is used, the search algorithm described
           above applies.

       QUILT_PATCHES_PREFIX

           If set to anything, quilt will prefix patch names it prints
           with their directory (QUILT_PATCHES).

       QUILT_NO_DIFF_INDEX

           By default, quilt prepends an Index: line to the patches it
           generates.  If this variable is set to anything, no line is
           prepended.  This is a shortcut to adding --no-index to both
           QUILT_DIFF_ARGS and QUILT_REFRESH_ARGS.

       QUILT_NO_DIFF_TIMESTAMPS

           By default, quilt includes timestamps in headers when
           generating patches.  If this variable is set to anything, no
           timestamp will be included.  This is a shortcut to adding
           --no-timestamps to both QUILT_DIFF_ARGS and
           QUILT_REFRESH_ARGS.

       QUILT_PAGER

           The pager quilt shall use for commands which produce
           paginated output. If unset, the values of GIT_PAGER or PAGER
           is used.  If none of these variables is set, "less -R" is
           used.  An empty value indicates that no pager should be used.

       QUILT_COLORS

           By default, quilt uses its predefined color set in order to
           be more comprehensible when distiguishing various types of
           patches, eg.  applied/unapplied, failed, etc.

           To override one or more color settings, set the QUILT_COLORS
           variable in following syntax - colon (:) separated list of
           elements, each being of the form <format name>=<foreground
           color>[;<background color>]

           Format names with their respective default values are listed
           below, along with their usage(s).  Color codes(values) are
           standard bash coloring escape codes.  See more at
           http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/colorizing.html#AEN20229

           diff_hdr  Used in 'quilt diff' to color the index line.
                     Defaults to 32 (green).

           diff_add  Used in 'quilt diff' to color added lines. Defaults
                     to 36 (azure).

           diff_mod  Used in 'quilt diff' to color modified lines.
                     Defaults to 35 (purple).

           diff_rem  Used in 'quilt diff' to color removed lines.
                     Defaults to 35 (purple).

           diff_hunk Used in 'quilt diff' to color hunk header. Defaults
                     to 33 (brown/orange).

           diff_ctx  Used in 'quilt diff' to color the text after end of
                     hunk header (diff --show-c-function generates
                     this). Defaults to 35 (purple).

           diff_cctx Used in 'quilt diff' to color the 15-asterisk
                     sequence before or after a hunk. Defaults to 33
                     (brown/orange).

           patch_fuzz
                     Used in 'quilt push' to color the patch fuzz
                     information. Defaults to 35 (purple).

           patch_fail
                     Used in 'quilt push' to color the fail message.
                     Defaults to 31 (red).

           series_app
                     Used in 'quilt series' and 'quilt patches' to color
                     the applied patch names. Defaults to 32 (green).

           series_top
                     Used in 'quilt series' and 'quilt patches' to color
                     the top patch name. Defaults to 33 (brown/orange).

           series_una
                     Used in 'quilt series' and 'quilt patches' to color
                     unapplied patch names. Defaults to 0 (no special
                     color).

           In addition, the clear format name is used to turn off
           special coloring. Its value is 0; it is not advised to modify
           it.

           The content of QUILT_COLORS supersedes default values. So the
           value diff_hdr=35;44 will get you the diff headers in magenta
           over blue instead of the default green over unchanged
           background. For that, add the following content to ~/.quiltrc
           (or /etc/quilt.quiltrc):

           QUILT_DIFF_ARGS="--color"
           QUILT_COLORS='diff_hdr=35;44'

AUTHORS         top

       Quilt started as a series of scripts written by Andrew Morton
       (patch-scripts). Based on Andrew's ideas, Andreas Gruenbacher
       completely rewrote the scripts, with the help of several other
       contributors (see AUTHORS file in the distribution).

       This man page was written by Martin Quinson, based on information
       found in the pdf documentation, and in the help messages of each
       commands.

SEE ALSO         top

       The pdf documentation, which should be under
       /usr/local/share/doc/quilt/quilt.pdf.  Note that some
       distributors compress this file.  zxpdf(1) can be used to display
       compressed pdf files.

       diff(1), patch(1), guards(1).

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the quilt (tool to manage series of patches)
       project.  Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/quilt⟩.  If you have a bug
       report for this manual page, see
       ⟨http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=quilt⟩.  This page was
       obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨git://git.savannah.nongnu.org/quilt.git⟩ on 2021-08-27.  (At
       that time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in
       the repository was 2021-06-10.)  If you discover any rendering
       problems in this HTML version of the page, or you believe there
       is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or you have
       corrections or improvements to the information in this COLOPHON
       (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail to
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