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Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt: 'make listnewconfig' replaces: yes …

…"" | make oldconfig

Signed-off-by: Regid Ichira <>
Acked-by: Rob Landley <>
[ fix trailing whitespace, commit subject]
Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <>
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@@ -20,16 +20,9 @@ symbols have been introduced.
To see a list of new config symbols when using "make oldconfig", use
cp user/some/old.config .config
- yes "" | make oldconfig >
+ make listnewconfig
-and the config program will list as (NEW) any new symbols that have
-unknown values. Of course, the .config file is also updated with
-new (default) values, so you can use:
- grep "(NEW)"
-to see the new config symbols or you can use diffconfig to see the
-differences between the previous and new .config files:
+and the config program will list any new symbols, one per line.
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