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  1. Create the initial patch
  2. Prepare the patch
  3. Apply the patch

Create the initial patch

From a clone of the Standard repository, prepare the patch:

git diff 0.7.0 0.7.1 docs/review-template.html > review-template-0.7.0-0.7.1.patch

Prepare the patch

The patch lines at the top of the path reflect the template file path:

--- a/docs/review-template.html
+++ b/docs/review-template.html

Edit those lines to match the path to the assessment in the repository you wish to update, for example:

--- a/path/to/standard-for-public-code-assessment.html
+++ b/path/to/standard-for-public-code-assessment.html

Apply the patch

From a clone of the assessed repository, apply the modified patch:

patch -Np1 -i /path/to/modified-review-template.patch

This command should result in exactly one Hunk #1 FAILED message for the line containing the name of the repository, and several Hunk succeeded messages, one for each line which changed in the criteria text.

If there is more than one Hunk FAILED message, the corresponding .rej file can be inspected to see what did not apply.

The git diff command will show the result of the applied patch.