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Re: svn diff --diff-cmd="diff -ubB" goes wrong

From: Michael Sinz <Michael.Sinz_at_sinz.org>
Date: 2006-08-14 11:44:40 CEST

Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Liu Yubao]
>> I can work around it by --diff-cmd=diff_wrapper, but I think --diff-cmd=
>> "diff -ubB" is nicer than -x option, it won't break the compatibility too.
> What if you want to set the diff command to something like
> "C:\Program Files\Cygwin\bin\diff"? Then splitting the command name at
> the first space would be a Bad Thing.

Actually, that is not a problem, but the change now would break compatibility
with the way it currently works.

The SVNEDITOR/EDITOR environment variable works the other way around (what I
would claim is the correct way. See this thread and patch to the FAQ for
details: (Tail of the thread)


PS - it is unfortunate that the two settings are different but there is the
problem of compatibility that makes this a PITA to change.

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