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CVS Differences Report

version (2.31 KB) by Malcolm Wood
Shows the modifications to files in a CVS sandbox


Updated 01 Sep 2016

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An easy-to-use MATLAB function which lets you quickly review the changes to files in a CVS sandbox.
Uses "cvs diff" to get the list of changes, creates an HTML report showing the same information but in a much more readable form, and shows it in the MATLAB Help Browser.

At its most useful when reviewing small changes to a large number of files because:

1) the output is much easier to read than the plain text from CVS.

2) the differences for all files are available on one page, whereas using other diff tools (e.g. WinMerge via TortoiseCVS) you would have to open each file individually.

To use, either change MATLAB's working directory to the directory of interest in the CVS sandbox and type:
>> cvsdiff
or specify the directory using (e.g.):
>> cvsdiff C:\work\sandbox

Cite As

Malcolm Wood (2022). CVS Differences Report (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP3
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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