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Re: help setting up Visual Diff

From: Ed L Cashin <ecashin_at_uga.edu>
Date: 2003-06-28 05:48:42 CEST

"Ivar Vasara" <ivar_vasara@cbc.ca> writes:

> I've been trying unsuccesfully to setup svn to use a visual diff
> tool. Most such tools (at their simplest) accept two arguments - the
> filenames of two files to be compared. It seems that svn diff (even
> with the --diff-cmd option) is returning a text based diff. Is my
> only recourse in getting a pretty visual diff to write a script to
> grab the previous version and then compare it to the local copy ? If
> anyone else has done something similar any help/pointers would be
> appreciated.

I have always like GNU emacs' "ediff" features. One nice thing is
colored diffs that you can step through. It can show words that
differ within lines with color highlighting.

I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to use "svn cat" behind the scenes
to integrate ediff with svn to get diffs automatically, with a
keystroke or something.

--Ed L Cashin     PGP public key: http://noserose.net/e/pgp/
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