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Re: help setting up Visual Diff

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-06-28 06:57:28 CEST

Ed L Cashin <ecashin@uga.edu> writes:

> "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.

Actually, I started (and Karl Fogel finished, IIRC, since my knowledge
of elisp is limited to what I can copy-n-paste from other sources) an
emacs svn-ediff function. It lives in our tools/dev/svn-dev.el elisp
file. There's also a diff thingy in the vc-svn.el stuff (in

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