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svn / creating a patch

Nov 10, 2012 at 7:17 AM
Edited Nov 10, 2012 at 7:17 AM


I'm new to SVN, so sorry if this is a newbie question.

I checked out the project using ToroiseSVN.

I changed a C# file in the project.

When I do TortoiseSVN -> "Create patch ..." on the changed file, the resulting patch file has this in it:

Cannot display: file marked as a binary type.
svn:mime-type = application/octet-stream

I tried to change that property so that the file is a text file, but that doesn't seem to help as the original version is viewed as a binary file and so when I go to create the patch, it still can't make a useful diff.

Any suggestions?