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Re: [PATCH] Issue #1093: make diff follow history

From: Josh Pieper <jjp_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2004-05-13 16:51:33 CEST

Gerco Ballintijn wrote:
> Josh Pieper wrote:
> >Ok, after looking at keeping backwards compatibility as much as
> >possible, I have the following help string for 'svn diff':
> >
> >----
> >diff (di): Display the differences between two paths.
> >usage: 1. diff [-r N[:M]] [TARGET[@REV]...]
> >
> > 1. Display the changes made to TARGETs as they are seen in REV between
> > two revisions. TARGETs may working copy paths or URL[@REV].
> >
> > N defaults to BASE if any TARGET is a working copy path, otherwise it
> > must be specified. M defaults to the current working version if any
> > TARGET is a working copy path, otherwise it defaults to HEAD.
> >
> In your description, it looks like you can specify N, M, and REV at the
> same time. Is this intended? And if so, what would that mean?

Yes this is intended. It allows you to find how a certain URL changed
between two revisions when it may have been renamed at different
points in time. The @REV specifies the "peg" revision, or the URL to
start looking from. Then the history of that path is traced to find
the path's contents at revision N and M, from which the diff is


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