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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Byron Brummer <byron.brummer_at_livenation.com>
Date: 2007-01-19 22:17:57 CET

Josh Pieper wrote:
> Byron Brummer wrote:
>> Perhaps I was unclear. I want to diff the actual working copy
>> file. SVN's --old/--new so far as I can tell only use the
>> meta info from the WC to look the URL up and then it does
>> a URL to URL diff from there. Unless I missed something it
>> can not do a diff between the actual (possibly modified) WC
>> and a URL?
>
> You were not unclear, the --old --new syntax allows for all four
> possible combinations of WC and URL. For instance, in a checkout of
> svn trunk with a version of COMMITERS add a single arbitrary line to
> the end to make for a local modification. The following commands will
> all return what you expect, I just tested them all with a 1.4.2
> client.

        Yep, you're right. Confusing UI and documentation, but it
        makes sense now. Ok cool I can scratch one thing off my
        SVN Pet Peeves list. ;-) Thanks!

-Byron

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