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NAMEmrtg-contrib - Contribution Guidelines for MRTG
DESCRIPTIONIf you have written an extension to mrtg or created a bug fix, please consider contributing it to the project. As I get quite a number of contributions every week, here are a few guidelines which explain how to contribute so that I can use the contribution without too much additional work.
PatchesWhen you have created your modification or extension to mrtg and want to submit it to me, please crate a patch for the files which you have modified. Do not send entire files unless they are new.
To create a patch, get hold of a copy of
diff --unified --ignore-space-change old-file new-file > simple.patch
or if you have modified several files do
diff --recursive --unified --ignore-space-change old-dir/ new-dir/ >long.patch
DocumentationAll documentation of mrtg is done with the perl
and read the instructions. If you have bugfixes or additions to the existing documents, make sure you modify the
I take documentation very seriously. Whenever you create a new feature for mrtg which you want to get included in the official release, your patch must also contain modifications for the relevant pod file in the doc tree or for the documentation sections of cfgmaker and indexmaker.