Subversion gotcha – deleted folders not shown in diff by default

March 20, 2007 Chad Woolley

Say you have two tags you want to diff, and one has a deleted directory. If you do an ‘svn diff’, you won’t see the deleted directory UNLESS you give the ‘–summarize’ option:

svn diff --summarize http://host/project/tags/old_version http://host/project/tags/old_version

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