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Re: Getting diff of a new file

From: Giovanni Bajo <rasky_at_develer.com>
Date: 2006-01-29 22:14:54 CET

Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:

>> I added foo.c as part of the commit r124. When I run this command
>> line:
>> svn diff -r123:124
>> I get the diff of the whole commit, including the diff of the new
>> file that was added (just like a diff against /dev/null). But if I
>> try to single out the new file:
>> svn diff -r123:124 foo.c
>> I get this error:
>> svn: Unable to find repository location for 'foo.c' in revision 123
>> Is there a way to get this diff? While I understand that the error
>> message is strictly correct, I believe that it's unfortunate that
>> svn diff -r[N-1]:[N] work for modified files but not for new files.
>> Should I file a ticket for this?
> I don't see how this could be a bug. It's not possible to do a diff
> between a version that doesn't exist and anything else. What do you
> expect the output to be? Every line added?

Yes, exactly the same output that I get when I run "svn diff -r123:124". The
bug is because of inconsistency: why the diff is produced if I don't name the
file, while it errors out if I provide the file name?

Giovanni Bajo

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