Subject: pkg/18970: fhist-1.10 pkgsrc
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/08/2002 04:36:07
>Number:         18970
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       fhist-1.10 pkgsrc
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Nov 08 04:37:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Matthew Aldous
>Release:        1.6-release
The FHist package contains 3 utilities, a file history tool ``fhist'', a file comparison tool ``fcomp'', and a file merging tool ``fmerge''. All three are bundled together, because they all use the same minimal-difference algorithm. 

The history tool presented here, fhist, is a minimal history tool. It provides no locking or branching. This can be useful in contexts where the configuration management or change control be being provided by some other tool. 

The history tool, fhist is able to handle binary files. The file comparison tool, fcomp, usually does a line-for-line plain-text comparison, however it is also capable of a byte-for-byte binary comparison.