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Re: Using an external diff program with Subversion

From: Robert Spier <rspier_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2003-08-12 06:02:02 CEST

There is a ticket open for this issue. Or two.

    #1390
        http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1390
    #1388
        http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1388

The discussion tapered off -- but there was no consensus as to whether
to go with options or a wrapper script. I think wrapper scripts are
probably a better idea, because you may want to use multiple diff
programs.

At 09 Aug 2003 10:34:30 -0400,
Oliver Dain wrote:
>
> Thanks to all for the replies. I certainly could (and will) do the
> wrapper thing. I'd think it'd be a nice feature if, in the config, one
> could specify something like:
>
> diff-cmd = /path/to/diff/program %f1 %f2 -L %N1 -L %N2
>
> where the %x's get expanded to something useful (like %f1 = first
> filename, %f2 = 2nd file name, %N1 = nice name of file one (the name
> with the revision number), etc. That way you could easily support ALL
> diff programs and users wouldn't have to write custom wrappers for each
> diff program they want to use. Has anybody else suggested this?

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