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Re: External diff based on mime-type

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:29:48 +0100

"C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato_at_collab.net> writes:

> On 04/18/2013 09:59 PM, Watson, Paul wrote:
>> We have a diff utility designed for a proprietary file format. I would
>> like for this "theappdiff" utility to be used if the file's svn:mine-type
>> prop is application/the-app.
>> Is it possible for svn to invoke an external diff based on mime-type?
> The Subversion command-line utility can't do this.

It can't do it directly but it can invoke a script and the script can do
anything. Parse the label to get the working copy path, run a propget
to get svn:mime-type and then invoke GNU diff or special diff as
appropriate. Or on Linux it could run 'file --mimetype' on the given
file and use that instead of svn:mime-type.

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