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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 17:57:23 +0200

On 07.05.2011 17:54, Peter Willis wrote:
> 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.

I did. That's why I asked. Because where do you want me to add a way to
specify those options.

Stefan

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