GNU bug report logs - #21005
diff -r: option to sort the files in timestamp order to generate patches

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Package: diffutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Vincent Lefevre <vincent@HIDDEN>; dated Tue, 7 Jul 2015 23:16:02 UTC; Maintainer for diffutils is bug-diffutils@HIDDEN.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Vincent Lefevre <vincent@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent@HIDDEN>
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Subject: diff -r: option to sort the files in timestamp order to generate
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For recursive diff, it would be useful to have an option to sort
the files in timestamp order to generate patches. I suspect that
users who apply patches do not always use the -Z patch option to
avoid time-dependency problems with "make". It seems that sorting
the files by time in a patch file would make the -Z option useless,
as I suggested here:

  https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/mpfr/2015-07/msg00006.html

Alternatively, this could be done by a separate utility (if this is
easier to implement, and to "correct" existing patches).

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Acknowledgement sent to Vincent Lefevre <vincent@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-diffutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-diffutils@HIDDEN:
bug#21005; Package diffutils. Full text available.
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