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Re: Status of external diff ?

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2004-01-09 13:05:23 CET

Hi

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 01:09:38PM +0200, Torsten Rueger wrote:
> Moi,
>
> I'm trying to store xml in subversion and am looking for a way to
> avoid artificial conflicts (those that you get by treating xml as
> text)
>
[snip]
> Concretely, what would be the interface of a diff-cmd and diff3-cmd ?
> I have some xml diff/merge tool, I could experiment. Shouldn't it be
> possible to specify diff-cmd when doing a check-in ?
[snip]

Subversion assumes any external diff or diff3 command is GNU diff or GNU
diff3. You can write scripts for your XML diff/merge tools that take
GNU diff/diff3 commandline options and call your tools with the correct
options. (I've not tried this, though.)

Hope this helps :)

-- 
Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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