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Re: can i svn cat without keyword expansion

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 13:24:02 -0400

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> The original poster in this thread asked about using "svn cat" and
> disabling the keywords: quite sensible, really. I'd like to see a
> similar setting for "svn diff" It's not fair, to people who are not as
> skilled with scripting and regexp as some of us, to convert the
> "$Id:.$", Author, URL, Date, and whatever other keywords are active
> into something sensible.

I think this is one of the very weak points of Subversion, and I don't
even use keywords.

When you do a diff between two versions that differ via line endings,
you end up seeing a lot of changes. Yes, you can use your own diff
command, but why?

* Subversion should be able to do a diff to ignore line endings (or
better yet, ignore line endings by default). You shouldn't have to
specify your own diff program.

* Subversion should be able to diff two versions and allow you to
ignore properties. When I use --summarize, I can get 100 files
changed. But, when I actually examine the files, only one or two are
actually changed while the rest have a merge info property diff.
Developers have complained about this over and over again.

* It would be nice if Subversion could ignore RCS keywords when doing diffs.

David Weintraub
Received on 2010-08-08 19:24:41 CEST

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