# Monthly Archives: March 2012

## Subversion diff from url to local directory working copy

For some reason there is some bad information out there on comparing a local working copy in a branch to that of a subversion url.  In this case, I really wanted to know how far off this branch code that wasn’t commited is from the trunk.  To do that, you just need to use the ‘–old’ and ‘–new’ flags.

```\$ cd ./branches/one
\$ svn diff --old=svn://server/Project/trunk --new=. > working.diff```

Then all that needs to be done to update a branch of trunk to that is:

`\$ patch -p0 -i workingdiff.diff`