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Re: svn diff with binary files

From: Mark Grosberg <myg_at_gladesoft.com>
Date: 2004-11-20 19:44:57 CET

On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 kfogel@collab.net wrote:

>> configuration area can point to a particular diff program for a
>> specified MIME type which is easily obtained from libsvn_wc.
>
> Now I'm totally confused :-). Did you just make up the name
> "svn:mime-type", not knowing that it in fact exists?

I know about svn:mime-type. What I didn't know was that

   svn diff -rX:Y <url>

Doesn't look for a working copy.

> Anyway, as for the idea: patch welcome. I think you'll find the issue
> is considerably more complex than that, but hey, I'd love to be proven
> wrong.

No, it is a sticky problem. I was under the assumpption the command looked
for a working copy. I was also surprised to find that, as Garett pointed
out, svn:mime-type isn't stored in the prop-base unless its explicitly set
(space optimization?)

I'm still curious why the svn diff takes so long for the original poster.
I execute that command all the time (sometimes even on a binary file) and
I seem to get a response almost immediately. Although I am using https:
and not file: -- but I would think if anything that would make it slower.

-Mark G

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