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Re: diffs for all successive versions of a file?

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:15:39 -0700

Robert William Vesterman wrote:
> I have a file, let's say blah.txt, which contains a line that's
> something like:
> xyz=37
> In some previous versions of the file, it had different numbers there.
> Maybe in one version, it was:
> xyz=392384
> And in another:
> xyz=-9932
> I would like to find out all values that it has ever had. Obviously I
> can use "svn log" to find all revisions at which the file was changed,
> and then do "svn diff -r N:M" for each successive pair. However, due to
> the number of revisions, this would be somewhat of a pain.
> So, what I would like is an easy way to automatically show all changes
> ever on this file. I could then feed it to grep to get exactly what I
> want. So, something like:
> svn diffForEverySuccessiveRevision blah.txt | grep xyz
> I could write a script to do this, based off of the "svn log" / "svn
> diff -r N:M" method mentioned above, but I am hoping that there is
> already an existing easy way to do it.
> Thanks in advance for any help.

Yes, use


which I wrote :)


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
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