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Re: visual diff

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-26 11:34:24 CET

solo turn <soloturn99@yahoo.com> writes:

> i was not able to find the description of how to use a visual diff
> program in subversion any more (book, svn help diff). i just entered
> the path into the "config" file.
>
> but:
> - how can i use another visual diff program (mine says it does not
> know -u switch)?

You might have to write a script that wraps your visual diff program,
ignores a -u parameter, and add any params your diff program needs.

> - how can i do a binary compare? even if the diff program supports
> it, subversion says "no, we don't do that" before even calling the
> diff program

Hm. That's a good point. I suppose you can't.

> - is there a difference between a diff for viewing changes (the
> user), and a diff for sending changes to the server?

The diffs sent to and from the server are binary diffs -- not
contextual, human-readable ones.

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