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Re: Diff repo to arbitrary file system file

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-09-07 00:20:27 CEST

On 06/09/07, Bob Archer <Bob.Archer@amsi.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to diff a file in the repository with a file on you file
> system? The file system file would not be a checked out folder.
>
> The use case here is to check out from vss and be able to compare files in
> that folder to files in the svn repository.

Without checking out or exporting I don't think there is any way to do
this. It sounds like a valid thing to want to be able to do, so as a
feature request it might go something like this:

From the repository browser, add a context menu entry "Diff with local
file", which opens a file selection dialog. An important part of this
would be to remember the last folder opened, so that checking multiple
files in the same directory is easy.

It would also be reasonable to want to diff a WC file with a versioned
or unversioned one in a different directory. Again, a context menu
entry "Diff with local file" could do the WC equivalent to the method
above. To avoid clutter, this should go in the extended context menu
along with Diff with URL.

Working in reverse, you could add Diff with URL to the context menu
for unversioned files.

Stefan, does this sound worth pursuing?

Simon

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