[kwlug-disc] excluding directories in diff

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Aug 31 19:10:31 EDT 2009

Paul Nijjar wrote, On 08/31/2009 6:43 PM:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 05:31:45PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>>> It shouldn't hurt to put all of them in an exclude file.
>> Attacking from another direction ... isn't this really what CVS' are all 
>> about? 
> It is, actually. In fact the underlying context is that I am trying to
> get some diff information between a pristine tarball and a "dirty" one
> to which changes have not been documented.
> I want the diff to be human readable, so including images and binary
> files is a no-no.

OK, but what I'm getting at is, does a cvs run of 'tell me what you 
would commit but don't actually do it' report get you anywhere close 
to where you're trying to go?

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