In the course of messing around with this issue, I discovered
something interesting. There were a number of .svn (Subversion)
directories in my repository because the git repository was created
from directories checked out of subversion. Also, a number of
those .svn directories contained binary files such as .jpg, .gif,
etc. So that content was essentially doubled in the repository.
I deleted the .git repository and rebuilt it, but this time with .svn
in the .gitignore file.
Lo and behold the original git diff command returned in less than a
second on the new repository.
So even though there weren't *that* many binary files in this
repository, there were enough to badly slow down the diff command.
All is well now. :-)
On Mar 24, 10:30 am, Dave R <dran...@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your help on this. Maybe I'll look into using git log
> instead of git diff. I've never seen git whatchanged before so I'll
> check that out too.
> On Mar 24, 1:33 am, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Actually this was a much better guide to the git date formats:
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