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Re: svn diff working copy against a different branch

From: Arpad Ilia <iarpad_at_inf.u-szeged.hu>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:59:15 +0200

> Hi all,
> I have a system where there is a "trunk" and a branch called "branchX". I
> have checked out branchX and merged the trunk code into branchX on my
> working copy. I am trying to diff my working copy against trunk like so:
> svn diff --old=http://path-to-dir/myDirectory --new=myDirectory
> the diff compares branchX WITHOUT the modifications in my working copy and
> shows many differences.
> The working copy is definitely identical to trunk becaue when I use the
> unix style diff (see below) there are absolutely no differences.
> diff -rux ".svn" myDirectory /home/mark/myDirectory
> Is it possible to diff a working copy against code in another branch (trunk
> in this case)? Or is it expected to checkout trunk and use a diff utility
> every time?

As far as I know you can only diff two working copies or two URLs (if one of the arguments is an URL then both will handled as such).

Arpad Ilia

> I'm using svn 1.6.5.
> Thanks,
> Mark
Received on 2010-08-05 10:00:00 CEST

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