How to Use a Patch for an Open Source Project
By eHow Computers Editor
Patches are a way to stay on the cutting edge of an open source software project. By using patches, you can fix problems and add features without waiting for the next version of the software to be released by the developers. Patches can usually be found on the open source project's website.
Use a Patch for an Open Source Project
"tar -xzvf software-3.14.tar.gz". If you downloaded the source code from CVS, the source code isn't compressed and won't need to be extracted.
"tar -xjvf software-3.14.tar.bz2".
"patch -p0 >patch.txt".