List of --diff-options

Asked by Jack Ellsworth IV on 2012-08-27

I cannot find the options available when doing a diff.

Specifically I am hoping there is an option to increase the number of lines of content included in the diff.

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Vincent Ladeuil
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2012-08-29
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2012-08-29
Martin Pool (mbp) said : #1

--diff-options can pass through any option supported by your
underlying diff program - so see 'man diff' etc.

For more context, try eg --diff-options -U10.

Bazaar is the underlying diff program and I cannot find a list of options.

-U10 is not a valid option.

Best Vincent Ladeuil (vila) said : #3

> -U10 is not a valid option.

It is a valid option for 'diff' not 'bzr diff'

'bzr diff --help' will tell you which options are available.

> Specifically I am hoping there is an option to increase the number of lines of content included in the diff.

If you're running bzr from source, you'll see that a '--context' option has recently been added which does just that.

If you're not running from source, wait for the next bzr beta release.

Note to devs (including self): too bad this isn't a *config* option so that users can set it once and for all...

Thanks Vincent Ladeuil, that solved my question.