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Re: Advice sought on how to diff and commit multiple files

From: Paul Dhaliwal <subpaul_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 01:47:46 -0700

I have also used something with WinMerge to visually diff identical folder
structures. It might help you here.


On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 1:12 AM, David Aldrich <David.Aldrich_at_eu.nec.com>wrote:

> Hi
> We are developing an application based on a project developed by a third
> party. That 'base' project consists of drivers and infrastructure code. Both
> we and the third party develop using SVN but it is likely that we won't be
> allowed access to the third party's repository. Instead, they will send use
> releases of the entire base project as zip files. We will then have to
> identify the files that have changed and commit only those to our repository
> (which contains both the base project and the application).
> If the dates of unchanged files remain identical between releases I guess
> this would be a simple matter of copying the zip file to a local working
> copy here. The SVN client should then identify the files that have changed
> by time comparison.
> However, I am not sure that the dates of unchanged files will be identical.
> Therefore, I think it would be safer to diff the contents of each file to
> identify changes and then commit. I guess this would require a script
> (certainly it couldn't be done manually because of the large number of
> files). So I would like to ask for advice on how to go about this. Am I
> likely to be able to find an existing script that would do this for me or
> must I write it myself?
> I am working under Windows and am proficient in C++ but not Python or Perl.
> Best regards
> David
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Received on 2008-07-31 10:48:11 CEST

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