<p>No, <code>svn patch</code> <em>requires</em> a genuine file as input argument. If it <em>would</em> accept input from <code>STDIN</code>, the <code>%{uncompress:...}</code> macro already takes care of choosing the right programme,  including <code>cat</code> for uncompressed patches. Just as with <code>quilt</code>, the pipe stream of <code>%{uncompress:...}</code> is simply thrown away. </p>

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