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quilt: After editing the file, refresh the current patch with the changes.
$ quilt refresh
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The command "quilt refresh" is used with the Quilt tool, which is a patch management system for software projects.

The "refresh" command is used to update the patches applied to a particular project. When you make changes to the source code of a software project, these changes can sometimes conflict with the existing patches created for the project. In such cases, the "refresh" command allows you to update the patches to reflect the new changes.

Here's how the "quilt refresh" command works:

  1. First, the tool identifies the patch files that were previously applied to the project and compares them with the changes made to the source code.

  2. If a patch file no longer applies cleanly to the modified source code, the "refresh" command attempts to adapt the patch to the new code.

  3. The command might modify or add lines to the patch file in order to make it compatible with the updated source code.

  4. After refreshing the patch files, you can review the changes made by the command and ensure that they are correct.

  5. Finally, the refreshed patches can be reapplied to the modified project using the "quilt push" command.

In summary, the "quilt refresh" command is used to align the existing patches with the changes made to the source code of a project, allowing for the continued use of those patches even after code modifications.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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