Hi Brane, thanks for the reply.
I'm ok with seeing the diff header as long as I don't have to see the content. I'll just change the mime-type of these files.
On Mon, 11/6/17, Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: Exclude file types from SVN diffs?
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 12:14 PM
On 06.11.2017 10:59, Chris
> what's the best way to filter out a
certain type of file from svn diff output without having to
use external tools such as filterdiff?
> The project I'm
working with insists on storing a lot of data files in ascii
format in the repo, but users don't want to see diffs
for these files.
> I was thinking of
changing the svn:mime-type on these to e.g. octet-stream,
but will that affect how the database on the server handles
these as well? That is, it would be nice if the server could
still treat these files as text files and compress changes,
but that the diffs are not shown to users.
The repository doesn't
care if files are text or not; compression
(actually, binary delta storage) happens
regardless. Specifically, the
not interpret the value of the svn:mime-type property in
Another option would be if there's some way to add
exclude-patterns to svn diff, e.g. something like "svn
diff --exclude-filepatterns '*.ascii'". Is
anything similar to that available?
a similar exclude-functionality that could look for specific
svn properties "--exclude-files-with-properties
myasciifileproperty" so I can force a property
"myasciifileproperty" on all these files
Nothing like that is
If you do set
the MIME type to something that's not
"text/*", 'svn diff'
still show the diff headers for changed files but won't
There is another way you could solve this: by
using the --diff-cmd
option and writing a
tool that ignores cretain files. Diff headers will
still be printed, though.
Received on 2017-11-06 12:21:28 CET