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[RFC] Configurable default "force" mode for 'svn diff' (was: External diff based on mime-type)

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:47:20 -0400

>> I found that this can be done with the svn command line tools. However,
>> --force must be used. Without --force, svn will see that the file has
>> svn:mime-type prop set to application/octet-stream and refuse to do
>> anything to a binary file.
> I nearly suggested this earlier, but my testing failed because I didn't know
> about the --force override! I think I'll file an issue against svnbook to
> point this out. That is, if it's not there already and I've simply
> forgotten that fact in the time since I documented it. :-)

For those that care:

You know, in light of the fact you can use the runtime configuration to
establish the constant use of an external diff tool, it seems that it would
be beneficial to have another configuration knob that means "My external
diff tool can handle binary files, too, so please assume --force mode

Any opinions from the users@ readership on that idea?

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

Received on 2013-04-19 18:47:57 CEST

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