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Re: merge --dry-run to get diff between two branches

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-27 23:58:21 CEST

On Jun 27, 2005, at 3:01 PM, Yves Bergeron wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to use this subversion subcommands to get a summary of
> the differences between two branches with subversion 1.2:
> cd wc/trunk
> svn merge --dry-run http://shq-xsrc01:8080/demosvn/tags/prod \
> http://shq-xsrc01:8080/demosvn/branches/
> correctifs-prod

'svn merge' does not give difference summaries, really It applies
changes to a working copy. But I guess you know that already.

(It just so happens, however, that some devs *are* working on a new
option to 'svn diff URL1 URL2' to print status codes, rather than
unified diffs. I can't wait for that.)

> I get this message:
> svn: A working copy merge source needs an explicit revision

Is 'trunk' related to the two URLs? Do you get any output -before-
that error?

> Also, the latest documentation about this subcommand is not very
> helpful. It doesn't seems to be up to date with the usage.

Um, can you be more specific? :-)

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