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      Xdelta is a revolutionary way of creating and applying binary patches. It can be used to distribute patches for ISO images, so instead of downloading a 700MB ISO image of the new version of your favorite distro you can download only a 20MB-40MB patch and apply it using the xdelta3 program to the ISO image of the previous version obtaining thus the new ISO image. By using xdelta you can save both bandwidth and time.

      Xdelta3 is available in antiX.

      Applying the xdelta3 patch (obtaining the final image from initial file + patch)

      Download the patch file to the same folder where you have the iso file you want to apply the patch to

      Use this syntax.

      xdelta3 -d -s fromfile patchname.delta tofile

      Creating an xdelta3 patch (for developers and people who want to distribute patches)

      Use this syntax.

      xdelta3 -e -s fromfile tofile fromisofiletotofile.delta

      Links
      *xdelta home page
      *Wikipedia discussion
      *Development blog

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