quilt

quilt(1)                    General Commands Manual                   quilt(1)



NAME
       quilt - tool to manage series of patches


SYNOPSIS
       quilt [-h] command [options]


DESCRIPTION
       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.  You can also add a comment after each patch
       file name, 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
       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/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 patches
               directory above the current working directory. Create a patches
               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. This is
               the default for now, but that might change in the future. 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 an alternative, faster method to process the spec file. In
               this mode, rpmbuild is told to generate a working tree directly
               in the target directory.



       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
       --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
       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
              work/
              âââ patches/
              â    âââ series         (list of patches to apply)
              â    âââ patch1.diff    (one particular patch)
              â    âââ patch2.diff
              â    âââ ...
              âââ .pc/
              â    âââ .quilt_patches (content of QUILT_PATCHES)
              â    âââ .quilt_series  (content of QUILT_SERIES)
              â    âââ patch1.diff/   (copy of patched files)
              â    â    âââ ...
              â    âââ patch2.diff/
              â    â    âââ ...
              â    âââ ...
              âââ ...

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


CONFIGURATION FILE
       Upon startup, quilt evaluates the file .quiltrc in the user's home
       directory, 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
       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
       The pdf documentation, which should be under
       /usr/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).



quilt                            Dec 17, 2013                         quilt(1)