Re: Patch ping, 5 years later: removing properties
Perhaps the solution is to make 'svn diff' use --diff-cmd for propdiffs
too? It seems that currently --diff-cmd is only used for file content
C. Michael Pilato wrote on Thu, Nov 03, 2011 at 15:16:23 -0400:
> The introduction of the --git option to 'svn diff' opens the door for
> different "flavors" for 'svn diff' output. Would you be interested in a new
> 'svn diff --patch' flavor, which generates only diff output that's suitable
> for consumption with GNU patch? Implied by --patch would be no property
> diff output and the display of copied items as additions (like
> --show-copies-as-adds does).
> Of course, --no-property-diff works for me, too. :-)
> On 11/03/2011 03:05 PM, Alexey Neyman wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Sorry for a long delay :) 5 years ago, I sent a patch to the mailing list that
> > would allow to specify what to include/exclude from the diff output:
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=462&dsMessageId=742594
> > There were two problems this patch tried to address:
> > 1. There was no way to exclude properties from the diff output.
> > 2. There was no way to obtain a list of modified/added/deleted files and
> > whether the content and/or properties have been modified.
> > I got a response from Ben Collins-Sussman that the patch I sent is superseded
> > by --summarize option which was implemented in the trunk (which would
> > eventually become 1.4):
> > http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-06/0202.shtml
> > Actually, --summarize only addresses the issue #2, but not the issue #1. As to
> > issue #1, ability to disable property diffs is still missing from Subversion.
> > Common wisdom suggests running the diff through 'filterdiff --clean':
> > http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2755848/how-do-you-get-subversion-diff-
> > summary-to-ignore-mergeinfo-properties
> > http://stackoverflow.com/questions/402522/is-there-a-metadata-exclusion-
> > filter-for-the-svn-diff-command
> > But this is still unreliable: if property text includes a diff-like chunk, it
> > will go through.
> > What is the sentiment about implementing --no-property-diff option to 'svn
> > diff'? I can implement it if there's agreement such option is needed.
> > Regards,
> > Alexey.
> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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