Cannot display: file marked as a binary type
From: Gleason, Todd <Todd.Gleason_at_elekta.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:21:00 -0700
I would post this to the Subversion users group, but this is partly in response to the TortoiseSVN Dev thread "Apply patch suggestions" from 4/25/2009. From http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn/archive-2009-04/0197.shtml I see Stefan Küng wrote:
> Another thing to remember: svn 1.7 will have a new patch format which
Index: [file name]
As I look through the Subversion 1.7 release notes I do not see anything about handling of binary files. I also couldn't find any other mention of this feature on the web. Did Stefan's statement turn out to be incorrect, or are we missing something about creating patches for binary files? Can it be done with the Tortoise command line vs. the Subversion command line?
I then actually tried using svn diff -force. This generated a patch file. I saved a copy of the modified file, reverted the binary file, used svn patch to apply the change, and then compared the patched result with the originally modified binary.
The result at this point was a corrupted file. So it would seem that diff -force is not the answer either.
I tried using Tortoise to do this, and got the same error as above. (This occurs even if selecting the option for using the git format.) There is no "force" option that I can see in Tortoise.
Am I missing something, or is this feature not yet implemented either in svn or Tortoise? If anyone knows of any wrapper utilities of any sort that handle binaries, I would like to know that as well.
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