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Re: Cannot copy -rBASE in WC ?

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-12-17 00:33:08 CET

Barry Scott wrote:
> The issue with cat -rBASE is very serious for me as it means I cannot
> diff when off-line. I don't want to use the svn diff I want to get my
> hands on both files and use my own diff tools.
> My work around is to reach into text_base and pull the BASE for there,
> nasty as it depends on svn not changing the structure in .svn. Waiting
> 10 to 30 seconds to get the file from Chicago to the u.k. is not usable.

Are you aware of "svn diff --diff-cmd=your-own-diff-tool FILE..." ? That probably does what you want.

- Julian

> At 16-12-2003 00:35, Julian Foad wrote:
>> Barry Scott wrote:
>>> If this is a candidate to fix then can the bug with cat -rBASE get a fix
>>> as well for 1.0?
>> Both of these issues ("copy -rBASE" and "cat -rBASE") are candidates
>> to fix, but they are problems of different degree. "copy -rBASE"
>> doesn't work at all. "cat -rBASE" does work, though it works
>> inefficiently because it contacts the repository. A fix for the
>> former might get into version 1.0 if it is simple and good, otherwise
>> it won't. There is a patch for the latter attached to its issue, but
>> it is not as clean and shared (with other commands such as "copy") as
>> I would like it to be, and is very unlikely to go into 1.0.

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