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Re: naming temp files when doing "diff" with "--diff-cmd"

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 03:50:44 +0200

Alberto Alvarez wrote:
> Hi,
> This is not a bug, but a request.
> When I do "diff" (using an external diff viewer: "--diff-cmd" option)
> between a revision "x" and my current file, it is clear in the diff
> viewer which one is my file and which one the temp file created from
> the revision I requested.
> The problem is when I diff two revisions. If I pick two revisions
> (instead of a revision and my current file) the temp files created are
> named "tmp" and "tmp.2", that doesn't help very much to identify the
> files. I would like that the temp
> files were named after their revision number, e.g. "tmp-r10" and
> "tmp-r13" if I am diffing revisions 10 versus 13.

(This question should have gone to the users@ list, but...) your diff
viewer wrapper recives two -L parameters (--label in gnu-diff
terminology) that are the names it should display for the files -- and
these contain revision numbers.

-- Brane

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