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RE: Please support diffs from svnlook

From: Alexander A. Shtuchkin <Alexander.Shtuchkin_at_softspb.com>
Date: 2007-01-18 19:57:57 CET

Lübbe Onken wrote:

> Don't use svnlook to create patch files. As the name suggests, svnlook is
> used to 'look' at something from a particular revision. So you look at the
> diff. This doesn't create valid patch files if you redirect the output.
> Svn won't apply them either.
> If you want to create a diff that can be applied, use 'svn diff' to create
> it.

Why shouldn't I use it? :)
According to the manual at http://svnbook.red-bean.com
svnlook diff "Prints unified diffs of changed files.", no less.

Also, it really does create a valid patch file, at least for GNU patch 2.5.4, which I checked out myself. AFAIK svn cannot apply patch files itself.

One more thing - on server svnlook diff is MUCH faster than the usual svn diff. And most public post-commit scripts do use svnlook. Otherwise it wouldn't matter.


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