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Re: [TSVN] Using Diff for Non-SVN directories ?

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2005-03-07 12:46:23 CET

Warren Kinny wrote:

>A relative newcomer to Tortoise SVN but yes I have read
>lots of help and searched archives before asking this question :)
>Is there a way to use SVN's diff between two directories where
>one is the files checked-out from the repository and one is just
>a pre-existing local copy (with no .svn structure, but the identical
>tree structure and files as the checked-out directory) ?
>I am trying to avoid having to commit the local copies
>to the repository just to find out what is different and then
>rolling everything back, and I also did not want to compare
>on a file by file basis. (I like solutions that scale :)
>I tried using the method described in an old post of selecting both
>directories within windows explorer and then just running Tortoise
>Diff but it returns an "Access denied" error after opening the
>Diff window. I suspect that method will only work for files,
>not whole directories ?
>Any and all help greatly appreciated !
If your need extends to comparing directory structures as well then
"Beyond Compare" from www.scootersoftware.com is well, beyond
comparison, and inexpensive..


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