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Re: Can we add diff to the context menu for folders?

From: Lorenz <lorenznl_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:10:35 +0000

Jon Dahm wrote:
>I see that now. However, when right-clicking a file, there's a version
>of diff that allows you to compare against previous revisions beyond
>the HEAD ("diff with previous version")

as advertised that compares against the revision before the
checked-out aka base revision of the working copy.
I find it quite confusing most of the time.

>There doesn't appear to be an equivalent for the "check for
>modifications" dialog, and by extension no way to check entire
>directories against previous revisions.

working for both files and folder (and making it easy to understand
what you are comparing with): "show log" then right-click on the
commit you want to compare with and "compare with working copy"

and by the way:

>Lorenz wrote:
>> [...] there is nothing wrong with using the commit dialog for the purpose.
>I disagree. Needing to use the commit dialog just to check for
>modifications opens up the possibility of making an erroneous commit [...]

nice omission of the part of the sentence addressing that concern

>Lorenz wrote:
>>But as long as you don't store your credentials, or have a precommit
>>hook in place that requires that a log message be entered, there is
>>nothing wrong with using the commit dialog for the purpose.

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