Free Patching Utility
PatchWork is yet another free
download on my website that you can use without any obligations whatsoever.
PatchWork is a console application that creates patches for text or binary
Generally, patch files are
advantageous when the size of a file to be altered is very large. Patch files
created with PatchWork are only as large as the version differences, which
makes it much easier to distribute modifications to a 8-megabyte file without
occupying tons of bandwidth.
You may be familiar with a UNIX
utility called RCS, which manages file version differences and histories.
PatchWork is not designed to replace RCS. Its primary purpose is to create
self-extracting patch files. The "/s" feature of PatchWork is quite useful
because you can transmit just an executable file, which, when run, applies the
patch with minimal user intervention. A configuration management system can
theoretically rely on PatchWork and its self-extractors for all its versioning
Instructions for using PatchWork
can be found by typing "PatchWork" in the command line without any arguments.
Note that currently the "/b" and "/t" switches are not working correctly yet;
They will be functional with a future update.