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Re: What does 'svn diff' do?

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2005-10-11 01:51:42 CEST

(See my other reply for more; just a minor few points here)

On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 09:22:23PM -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > 2. The output also contains textual comments that describe directory and
> > file property modifications, except for deleted files or directories,
> > where property deletions are implicit.
>
> Yup. And you didn't say so, but this meta-information is supposed to
> be transparent to the "patch" program (as I believe it is). Someday
> we may have a more parseable format, and a patcher that can actually
> do something with it.

Yes, it is ignored. I used the word 'comments', but I guess I could have
been clearer.

> Well, there's --no-diff-deleted, but yeah. (Though I think the
> deletion might still be reported even then, just not shown as a full
> diff.)

Yes, that's right: we just print '(deleted)' after the header, and have
labels or content for the diff itself.

Regards,
Malcolm

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