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Re: Getting diff of a new file

From: Giovanni Bajo <rasky_at_develer.com>
Date: 2006-01-30 01:11:31 CET

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

>>>> 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?
> Because when you diff the full revisions, there are other differences
> as well. When you diff the one filename, you're only looking for that
> filename in each revision - and it doesn't exist in 123.

I had assumed it had to do like this, but I consider this an inconsistency in
the net result.

Giovanni Bajo

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