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Re: Getting diff of a new file

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2006-01-30 12:22:07 CET

On 2006-01-29 22:14:54 +0100, Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> 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?

I don't see any consistency. When you do "svn diff -r123:124" and
"svn diff -r123:124 foo.c", you don't diff the same thing, hence
the different outputs.

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