[darcs-devel] [issue1579] --diff-opts can't contain multiple options

Trent W. Buck bugs at darcs.net
Fri Aug 28 02:18:01 UTC 2009

New submission from Trent W. Buck <trentbuck at gmail.com>:

The following doesn't DWIM.  I wanted to set the unified context size
to be huge, i.e. effectively the entire file.

    $ darcs diff --from-tag . --diff-opts '-wpurNd -U 999' tests/check.sh >/dev/null
    diff: invalid option -- ' '
    diff: Try `diff --help' for more information.

But this isn't working because Darcs isn't splitting on whitespace.
That is, it's doing

    diff '-wpurNd -U 200' x y

When what I wanted was

    diff '-wpurNd' '-U' '200' x y

messages: 8554
nosy: darcs-devel, dmitry.kurochkin, kowey, twb
status: unknown
title: --diff-opts can't contain multiple options

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