I'd like to know whether there's a way -- or whether it would be reasonable to
request a feature to provide a way -- to ask svn supply the original filename to
an external diff3 tool.
I use xxdiff to view diff info from subversion, via a command-line-argument
In an "svn update" test, these arguments were passed to my script:
This isn't so bad, as the original filename (qsubfim.frost) actually appears in
two of the filenames. It would be nicer if an extra argument supplied the actual
original filename, though, so I could display it in the xxdiff titles without
trying to extract it from one of the filenames.
But the arguments supplied in an "svn merge" situation are less helpful:
The file actually under examination is called "batchTemplate-fim" so, unless you
immediately recognize the code in the xxdiff window, there's no way to know what
you're looking at: No command-line arguments provided by svn tell you.
Someone asked about this in September 2009, but I didn't see a response:
http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2009-09/0420.shtml. I also searched for
tickets, but didn't find anything applicable -- though I could easily have
missed it given the ticket volume.
I'd be grateful for any information, whether it's a solution or workaround I
could implement myself, a reason why this is a bad idea and I should give up on
it, or encouragement to file a feature request.
Thanks in advance,
Received on 2011-03-10 03:38:58 CET