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diff after move

From: Jim Gibbons <jim_at_gibbons.com>
Date: 2004-09-02 02:20:30 CEST

We have recently converted from cvs to subversion, using cvs2svn. We do
our work on XP machines, with most svn operations performed via Tortoise.

One of the first things that we did was to re-organize our repository
with a few move operations. This went smoothly, but we found some
problems with subsequent attempts to diff vs. older versions of the
file. Specifically, we had problems with diff vs. versions that
predated the move operations.

After a fair amount of futzing around, I discovered that I could make
these diff operations work if I used the full path URL for the current
version of the file and for the older version of the file. The problem
(for me) is that the old full path can be difficult to remember after
you've been working with the new path for a while.

Since log reports all of the older versions of the file, including all
of those that pre-date the move, it seems that it might be reasonable
for diff to access those older versions by number alone, without
resorting to a full (old) path description.

Comments?

-- 
Jim Gibbons
	jim@gibbons.com
Gibbons and Associates, Inc.
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900 Lafayette, Suite 704, Santa Clara, CA
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Received on Thu Sep 2 02:20:29 2004

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