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This is a mirror of http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1656 (from the help of the plugin: :help quilt-intro ) : Quilt is a project initiated by Andrew Morton to work with patches sent on the LKML. It is quite stable now, and really usefull to deal with stacked patches. First of all, before using this plugin, you must install quilt on your station, for, under debian distribution, type in a command shell: aptitude install quilt Now that you have your station setuped, let's speak a little about Quilt itself, more information can be found in man quilt shell command. The idea behind quilt is that you work on patches, not on sources directly, so all your productions are patches. You create a patch to track your modifications and send this patch to a work group so they can valiadate/accept or integrate your modifications. Now you need a tool to help you maintain your patches, and that's exacltly what quilt does. Quilt let you apply a patch, modify your files (and thus the patch), unapply the patch. But it also allows you to do that on several patches at a time (one patch applied after the other ...) that's what we call the stacked patches. (or the patch stack). You can go to a level on the patch stack, modify the patch, and come back to another patch stack level. This plugin helps you handle all those boring operations with simple vim commands ;) To sum up the workflow : |:QuiltSetup| <patchdir> then: |:QuiltNew| <patchname> ... open a file ... |:QuiltAdd| ... work on the file ... ... save your modifiations ... |:QuiltRefresh| and so on ... :help quilt-usage