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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:53:40 +0100

On 16.12.2009 16:58, Edward F Eaglehouse wrote:
> 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;

wrong: "diff" compares the working copy with the working copy BASE,
which can be very different from HEAD.

Stefan

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