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Re: FEATURE: "svn diff -r20:21 file" fails on file added in r21

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-04-16 01:28:46 CEST

"David D. Kilzer" <ddkilzer@kilzer.net> writes:
> I was asked to post this feature request after chatting with sabor via IRC on
> #svn.
> I think it should be possible to run the following command on a file added in
> r21 and get an "added file" diff:
> svn diff -r20:21 wc/path/file
> However, I get an error message similar to this one instead:
> svn: Unable to find repository location for
> 'file:///repo-path/wc/path/file' in revision 20
> Finally, note that if I remove "/file" from the diff command, svn will give me
> an "added file" diff for the given file, along with any other changes in the
> directory. I believe it should work for a single file as well.
> Shall I file an issue for this?

Better to discuss the feature here first, usually. Should it also
show the added file diff for


... etc? I agree the current behavior is in some ways non-optimal,
I'm just not sure what the best way to solve it is: the obvious
solutions might lead to worse inconsistencies.

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Received on Mon Apr 16 01:28:57 2007

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