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Re: Diffs on binary files

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:58:13 -0400

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 9:39 PM, Jason Harrison
<harrison_at_koolhausgames.com> wrote:
> Next question:
>
> Is it possible to configure TortoiseSVN (or SVN) to skip the step of
> comparing binary files (like photoshop files). I'm not sure in general
> what savings would be made in space by performing the diffs, but the
> commits may be faster because the extra processing would not be necessary.

Subversion uses a binary diffing algorithm which allows it to store
deltas for binary and plain text with equal aplomb, so there would be
no space savings by "disabling" it (in fact, quite the opposite -
you'd end up using a lot more space in the repository). The only place
where it doesn't work very well is with compressed files.

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