[darcs-users] diff preferences? whatsnew format?

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Thu Nov 13 14:13:10 UTC 2003

On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 02:27:56AM +0200, Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:
> On Monday 10 November 2003 20:30, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> > Also I wonder, is there any reason
> > for the "darcs whatsnew" format?
> > Sure, darcs needs it's own format, because it has additional
> > information like moved/renamed/... but couldn't it be more
> > like "diff -udrNPp"? I'm used to that :-)
> I too think the 'whatsnew' output should be in a more friendly format (it 
> should at least have context). However, since
> diff -ur --exclude=_darcs _darcs/current/ .
> seems to work most of the time, I never came round to requesting it.

I've implemented a -u option to whatsnew which gives it some context.  I've
left the default to be context-less, because that's the way I prefer it,
but of course you can set your defaults using _darcs/prefs/defaults.
David Roundy

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