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launching GUI diff from the command line for diff with previous version

From: anjan bacchu <anjan.nike_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-04 20:33:24 CEST

Hi There,

  I have svn 1.4.2 and tortoisesvn (v 1.4.3, build 8645) on windows xp.

  Coming from mostly a clearcase background, where I could do this
easily with cleartool commandline tool, here's what I want.

  I would like to be able to launch a (GUI) diff with the previous version
of a
 file from the command line. I know that svn diff does that BUT only on the
console. But what I would like to do is to be
able to launch the GUI version of the diff. In my case, I configured
Tortoisesvn to use WindDiff for the diff. TortoiseSvn is somehow able to
understand which versions I am interested in (working and previous) for
the diff and then launch Windiff with the required files.

Is there a command-line equivalent to what TortoiseSvn does for the diff ?
I would like to be able to launch the diff from the console or from an IDE
BUT I would like to see the WinDiff(or any other GUI diff) utility be diff
tool.

In a crux, how do I tell the svn diff to just compare the current(hard disk)
and the previous versions and launch my GUI diff tool for the same ?

If you think I should be posting it to the svn list, pls. let me know.

Thanks for any guidelines and pointers,

BR,
~A
anjan.bacchu@nike.com
Received on Fri May 4 20:33:33 2007

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