I don’t know how to call this post. I have a problem with patch (I’m too bad to get it t work properly) so I want to export a list of the files I have modified between two subversion commits. This is how I do it for now (I’m sure it’s extremely perfectible).
svn co http://mysvnproject/trunk/project@1
This gets me the first version
svn update > diff-files.txt
This updates my copy to the latest version, but most importantly, it generates a list of files that have been updated or added. Something like this:
Now I want to edit the resulting file and remove the first characters of each line. Can do that with VIM’s command:
:% s/^[AU] //
Now I have a file that is a list of only the files I want. Let’s put them into a TAR archive:
tar zcvf diff-files.tgz `cat diff-files.txt` –exclude-vcs
The exclude-vcs option is a genius option that allows me to ignore all the .svn, .CVS or whatever versioning system files there are.
You now have a diff-files.tgz file containing all the files you need to get your “pseudo-patch” working.