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Re: svn patch command?

From: mark benedetto king <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2003-11-25 17:19:34 CET

On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 04:48:03PM +0100, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> >
> > You know about the venerable, standalone 'patch' program, right? The
> > diffs produced by 'svn diff' are meant to be applied using 'patch'.
> A minor nit, however : patch(1) doesn't do automatically the required "svn add"
> and "svn rm". This can be automated, of course, but special care must be
> taken for added and removed directories.

There is a separate design effort underway (moving VERY slowly, AFAICT)
to come up with a New Magical Standardized Tree Patch Format that will
embed move, copy, add, delete information. If that design effort ever
goes anywhere I think it's safe to say that svn would soon acquire
native support for it, perhaps via "svn diff --tree" and "svn patch
--tree", or something.



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