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Re: [RFC] Configurable default "force" mode for 'svn diff'

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 10:58:20 -0400

On 04/19/2013 12:47 PM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>>> 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:
> https://code.google.com/p/svnbook/issues/detail?id=194
> 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
> thankyouverymuch."
> Any opinions from the users@ readership on that idea?

I got pretty much no feedback on this, but I liked the idea enough to
implement it anyway. In r1478826, I introduced a new
'diff-ignore-content-type' runtime configuration option (which defaults to
'no'). Unless the feature is booed out of existence by the Subversion dev
community, it should appear in Subversion 1.9.

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

Received on 2013-05-03 16:58:57 CEST

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