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Re: Diff containing new empty file

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Diff containing new empty file
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 21:46:15 -0800
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Tristan Hill <address@hidden> writes:

> Should diff be able to indicate a new empty file?  Or is it a know
> unsupported case?

The latter.  -N means "treat absent files as empty",
which is what diff is doing here.

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