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Re: Diff options

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-09-10 22:54:49 CEST

On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 01:28:50PM -0700, Mo DeJong wrote:
> Greg Hudson wrote:
> > I know it's gross, but I think if we want to be able to pass
> > unrecognized options to the diff command it will have to be explicit
> > (--diff-options=--expand-tabs). We can recognize commonly-used
> > options like -c and -u natively, of course.
> I just wanted to toss another idea into the ring. What if we used --
> to separate normal options from those that would get passed down
> to the subcommand? Options that appear to the right of a --
> would get passed.
> Like so:
> svn diff -- -u file1
> svn diff file1 -- --expand-tabs

Not all svn-commands have subprocesses where we need to pass parameters.
Thus, the "--" switch would be specific to diff, just like the suggested
--diff-options switch.

I'd prefer the more explicitly --diff-options.

And recall that we could definitely have something like:


diff: -t -u


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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