Quickly Apply Patches Using Git and curl or wget

Testing a patch file is usually a two-step process. First you download the patch file from the source, and then you run a separate command to apply it.

You can save time and typing by running the two commands on one line:

$ curl http://drupal.org/files/[patch-name].patch | git apply

Or, if you don't have curl installed, you can use wget:

$ wget -q -O - http://drupal.org/files/[patch-name].patch | git apply

These commands need to be run within the root of your Git repository (i.e. where the .git directory is).

These snippets were taken from Applying Patches with Git on Drupal.org.

About Oliver Davies

Oliver Davies is a Drupal Developer and Linux Systems Administrator. He is a Drupal.org Developer at the Drupal Association and also offers freelance development and consultancy services.