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RE: diff'ing a branch against HEAD doesn't work

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: diff'ing a branch against HEAD doesn't work
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 09:31:36 -0400

Jean-Christian Imbeault wrote:
> I found this from an old post and wonder if it could be what 
> is causing 
> my problem?
>  From
> [Footnote] There is one exception - for the 'diff' command, 
> HEAD means 
> "the most recent revision in the currently-checked-out branch".
Yes, I sent a reply yesterday but it seems to have been blocked somewhere.
Hopefully this message will get through.

> If this is true than even though I am specifying HEAD to diff, it 
> doesn't really mean HEAD ... but the most recent version on the same 
> branch :(
The problem is "HEAD" has a different meaning for diff. Try using rdiff

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. ( )
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( )

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