I think that the patch has to be built in order to install it.
At least that's what I think I understand after reading this article.
I have an application foobar for which someone has written a patch to add a feature I like. How can I use the patch?
What is the name of that file?
Did anything else come with that file? Maybe a ReadMe file?
Here are some patch command examples. I think this will help you how to understand how to copy, edit and use the diff command. BTW, this is new to me as I've never applied a patch before.
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