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Re: Problem with format of svn diff output

From: Olaf Hering <olh_at_suse.de>
Date: 2006-05-28 09:01:19 CEST

 On Wed, May 24, Mark Phippard wrote:

> It might be specific to the patches that they produce from Eclipse, but
> the reason it works is that if you do an Add, then the old revision has a
> date of 0 (1/1/1970). And if you are doing a Delete, the new revision has
> a date of 0. So they are looking for the zero dates, and if neither of
> them are zero they consider it a modfication.

'^--- /dev/null' means it was an add
'^+++ /dev/null' means it was a delete.
subversion is broken in this respect, there is a bug open for that.
Relying on the timestamp is very likely the wrong approach.

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