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RE: Re: Diff with previous version -> "Unable to find repository location for ..." if file is not in previous rev.

From: Edward F Eaglehouse <efe_at_atmsol.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 07:58:37 -0800 (PST)

The confusion exists because TSVN has two different "diff" entries awkwardly located around a displaced separator line in the TSVN context menu. It caught me, too.

I found out the hard way that what I wanted was the "diff" entry, that compares the working copy of the file with the _most_recently_ committed revision (HEAD) in the repository, which is the intuitive "previous version".

What the "diff with previous version" entry actually compares is the working copy of the file with the _previously_ committed revision (PREV) in the repository. That's why it's confusing.

What adds to the confusion is that sometimes the "diff" entry doesn't appear in the context menu at all.

To summarize:
* "diff" compares the working copy with the HEAD revision in the repository;
* "diff with previous version" compares the working copy with the PREV revision in the repository.

Hope this helps someone else.

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