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Re: [PATCH v1 1/2] log -G: Ignore binary files

> Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> hat am 27. November 2018 um 01:51 geschrieben:
> Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 1:08 PM Thomas Braun
> > <thomas.braun@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> The -G <regex> option of log looks for the differences whose patch text
> >> contains added/removed lines that match regex.
> >>
> >> The concept of differences only makes sense for text files, therefore
> >> we need to ignore binary files when searching with -G <regex> as well.
> >
> > What about partial text/partial binary files?
> Good point. You'd use "-a" (or "--text") to tell the diff machinery
> to treat the contents as text, and the new logic must pay attention
> to that command line option.

Yes exactly. Either use -a for the occasional use or a textconv filter
for permanent use.

Coming from the opposite side: I usually mark svg files as binary as the
textual diff is well, let's say uninspiring.