GNU bug report logs - #16317
fail fast mechanism for GNU diff

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Package: diffutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Karl-Philipp Richter <krichter722@HIDDEN>; dated Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:03:02 UTC; Maintainer for diffutils is bug-diffutils@HIDDEN.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Paul Eggert <eggert@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Karl-Philipp Richter wrote:
> I'd like to know if there's a possibility within GNU diff (I checked
> diffutils 3.2) to fail fast

There isn't an option to do that now, but it'd make sense to add one.




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bug#16317; Package diffutils. Full text available.

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Hi together,
I'm new to this list and hope to be at the right place.

I'd like to know if there's a possibility within GNU diff (I checked
diffutils 3.2) to fail fast (i.e. return with and exit code !=3D 0) after=

the first difference has been found in the file or any file (in a
recursive diff). I know that I could listen to output on stdout, but
this wouldn't be within diff.

Kind regards,
Karl-P. Richter


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Acknowledgement sent to Karl-Philipp Richter <krichter722@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-diffutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-diffutils@HIDDEN:
bug#16317; Package diffutils. Full text available.
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