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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Unified Diff -->request switches for exclusion of white space from diff

From: Peter Willis <pwillis_at_aslenv.com>
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 08:54:13 -0700

On 05/07/2011 12:30 AM, Stefan Küng wrote:
> On 05.05.2011 22:48, Peter Willis wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> QUESTION/REQUEST:
>>
>> Is there any way the unified diff could add some switches to adjust the
>> diff output?
>>
>> DETAILS:
>>
>> The switches I am most interested in are:
>>
>> --ignore-case
>> --ignore-file-name-case
>> --ignore-space-change
>> --strip-trailing-cr
>> --text
>> --ignore-blank-lines
>>
>> These switches are from GNU diff. 'man diff' for explanations
>> of the switches. I really don't know what diff tool you are using
>> in your code base.
>>
>> REASONS:
>>
>> Allowing these to be switched on and off (check boxes?) while
>> diffing files and directories would be exceptionally useful
>> where code has just been indented but not changed.
>>
>> Also if additional blank lines have been added to files,
>> in some cases this does not affect the function of the code.
>>
>>
>> NOTES:
>>
>> Selectable switches would be good. Perhaps GUI check boxes
>> on the unified diff window, or simply add selectable diff
>> options to the global settings for diff under TortoiseSVN->Settings.
> There are multiple ways to get a unified diff from TSVN. For example the
> "create patch" command, the "show unified diff" in various dialogs, ...
>
> So where would you want that feature?
>
> Stefan

Hello Stefan,

I already know how to get unified diff from tsvn.

Carefully reading my feature request,
paragraph by paragraph,
will make it clear what I am asking for.

Best Regards,

P

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