Re: In Eclipse, how to diff the current state against the last checkout?

Tom Anderson <>
Wed, 27 May 2009 21:26:43 +0100
On Wed, 27 May 2009, Giovanni Azua wrote:

"Tom Anderson" <> wrote

The problem is that i have no idea how to make the patch. You can make
a patch of anything you've diffed, but what do i diff against? It's not
the head; it needs to be the version that i originally checked out. But
that was two weeks ago, and wasn't a particular tag. If i knew the
exact time and date of the checkout, i could pick a version based on
that, but i don't. So how do i do this? Is there a 'diff against last
checkout' option? Is there some way to look up the time of the last
checkout? Any ideas?

I would backup your working copy in a tar or zip and extract it
somewhere else. Then simply fully revert your changes and use it as
reference to diff against.

Revert it what? The 'revert' menu option undoes unsaved changes, which is
obviously no use in this situation. I can override and update from CVS,
but only to a version i know the date of, so i'm back to square one there.
Is there a way to tell Eclipse to revert to the last checkout from CVS? I
haven't come across one, but if so, that would be perfect.


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