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Re: svn commit: r11218 - trunk/subversion/clients/cmdline

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-10-12 02:29:59 CEST

On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 01:13:09AM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> I did wonder about this, and held off changing it for about six months for
> that sort of reason. When confusion over the undocumented default of "-u"
> cropped up on the mailing list for the Nth time, I finally decided that it
> was worth changing this help to mention the default, and that changing the
> phrase "GNU diff" to "diff" was a good thing to do at the same time. (It
> has been suggested by Big Names on this list a long time ago.)
> It could add more information by saying "GNU-like diff", but it was wrong
> to suggest that this is only for passing options to GNU diff, and it is now
> correct in suggesting that it passes options to (unspecified) "diff". Yes,
> the diff program has to accept "-L" options, which means that in that
> respect it must be similar to GNU diff, but that does not mean that it _is_
> GNU diff.
> (Note also that the "-L" options are passed always, and separately from the
> options passed by "-x", which is why I don't mention them in the help for
> "-x".)

GNU-like diff works for me.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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