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Re: svn diff basics

From: Josh Pieper <jjp_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2004-12-04 12:12:49 CET

trlists@clayst.com wrote:
> Thanks. That works, but I also got some odd results. Specifically,
> this works properly for a single file:
> svn diff --old=file:///h:/repos/project/live/html/base.inc --
> new=.\base.inc
> As does this for all files:
> svn diff --old=file:///h:/repos/project/live/html/ --new=.
> However this:
> svn diff --old=file:///h:/repos/project/live/html/base.inc --new=.
> (by which I meant, compare the named file in the repository to the
> current directory, implying -- to me -- the same file in the current
> directory) yields an error:
> svn: Cannot replace a directory from within
> Now, what's that supposed to mean??

It means 'svn diff' doesn't know how to find the difference between a
file and a directory. Patches are welcome. :)


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