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+v0.1, June 2005
+git-apply - Apply patch on a GIT index file and a work tree
+'git-apply' [--no-merge] [--stat] [--summary] [--check]
+[--index] [--show-files] [-] [<file>...]
+Reads supplied diff output and applies it on a GIT index file
+and a work tree.
+ The files to read patch from.
+ Instead of reading from a file, read from standard input.
+ The default mode of operation is the merge behaviour
+ which is not quite implemented yet. This flag
+ explicitly tells the program not to use the merge
+ behaviour.
+ Instead of applying the patch, output diffstat for the
+ input.
+ Instead of applying the patch, output a condensed
+ summary of information obtained from git diff extended
+ headers, such as creations, renames and mode changes.
+ Instead of applying the patch, see if the patch is
+ applicable to the current work tree and/or the index
+ file and detects errors.
+ When --check is in effect, or when applying the patch
+ (which is the default when none of the options that
+ disables it is in effect), make sure the patch is
+ applicable to what the current index file records. If
+ the file to be patched in the work tree is not
+ up-to-date, it is flagged as an error. This flag also
+ causes the index file to be updated.
+ Show summary of files that are affected by the patch.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Documentation by Junio C Hamano
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite