Zahroof Mohamed wrote:
>> $ man diff
That's telling you to drop to a Bourne shell prompt (bash), and say 'man
diff', which pulls up the manual page on the diff command on a Unixy system.
> I'm assuming that the command creates some
> kind of file with only the differences?
Yes, in a format that's both human- and machine-parseable. The human
can quickly look it over for a sanity check, then feed it to the patch
program to apply the changes automatically.
> Is it available on the Windows
> 2000 environment?
It may be available under MinGW, but I wouldn't know. I only use
Cygwin, where all the common Unix commands like diff do exist.
> I'm not familiar with all the Unixy commands or tools.
Time to learn. :) Unix is 35 years old and it's still going strong.
Even Microsoft admits it: they now give away their Cygwin-like "Services
for Unix" system with Windows 2003 Server.
All the other platforms come and go, but Unix abides.
> You're right. I modified platform.h and uncommented the line there and
> everything works alright.
If you give me a patch that makes platform.h do the right thing on
MinGW, you don't have to make that change again next time you upgrade
> I don't have the time to to delve
> into too many things that take away from my main work.
Ummm...how many hours have you spent debugging problems that would have
been avoided if you'd just used the Unixy build system?