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Re: "svn diff" bug that leads to security/privacy problems

From: Michael Price <ectospheno_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-12 20:52:20 CEST

On Mar 25, 2005 10:43 AM, Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn@vinc17.org> wrote:
> I don't know if this bug has been fixed, but with the Debian package
> (unstable), when I do a "svn diff" in a directory where a symbolic
> link has been added, Subversion does a diff on this link, even when
> the file pointed to is a binary file. The consequence is that these
> binary data are sent to the terminal (in my case, xterm). This had
> two very bad side effects:

The diff won't display the contents if you specify a non-text
mime-type (which you really should be doing if the file is binary.)

Not sure this is actually a bug.

Michael

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