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Colored SVN diff

Terminal - Colored SVN diff
svn diff <file> | vim -R -
2009-06-13 22:00:49
User: caiosba
Functions: diff vim
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Colored SVN diff

Simple way to achieve a colored SVN diff

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
svn diff | view -
vimdiff file1 file2

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What others think

via vim? That's only if syntax highlighting is enabled, I think. If you have the colordiff (package name: 'colordiff') program (perl script) installed, you can use colordiff in place of any invocation of diff and get colorized output. One way is to have svn use colordiff in place of diff:

svn diff --diff-cmd colordiff file.c

or you could also just pipe diff output into colordiff:

svn diff file.c | colordiff

which will dump the colorized diff to your terminal. My favorite is to pipe it to less:

svn diff file.c | colordiff | less -R

that way you can use a pager to peruse the diff if it's longer than a screenful. I use this so often I have a function called 'svndiff' in my .bashrc file:

function svndiff () { svn diff $@ | colordiff | less -R; }
Comment by bwoodacre 275 weeks and 2 days ago

Yeah, I know colordiff. This Vim way is an alternative choice when you don't have colordiff installed.

Comment by caiosba 275 weeks and 1 day ago

svn diff | view -

Saves a few keystrokes. View is essentially "vim -R".

Comment by Dynetrekk 233 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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