[CentOS] patching from different directory

Thu Sep 10 18:04:02 UTC 2009
Carlos Santana <neubyr at gmail.com>


I have a diff file in my /var/tmp and would like to apply patch to a
file in a different directory (other than /va/tmp). I tried using
patch with -d switch, but that doesn't work. It complains abt  'patch:
**** Can't open patch file tilda.diff : No such file or directory'. Do
I need to copy my diff file to the directory where original file
resides? Or is there any other way round?