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Re: How do I compare svn files with external copy of files

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:24:44 -0600

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Craig Isdahl <craig_at_dashsystems.com> wrote:
> All -
>
> Farily new to tortoisesvn but it's so easy to use and does a wonderful job.
>
> I'm looking for a way to compare my svn files with copies of the production files to make sure there are no differences? On a few of the websites I manage the customer will sometimes make simple edits directly to the live files rather than through svn, how do I compare the two before editing to ensure I don't overwrite something they've updated?
>

I think first I'd rethink the whole strategy. Making edits outside of
version control pretty much defeats the purpose of version control.

If you're stuck with it, I'd record somehow which revision got
exported to create the live files. Or create a working copy kept in
sync with this revision. When you are getting ready to update the live
files, pull the live files into a working copy at the revision they
are based on, and see if there is anything to commit.

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