2014 Sep 12
Well I got around to creating the script mentioned in the course of this thread.
As originally intended, this script helps to view a SVN patch file w/out touching an existing working copy or requiring a new/scratch working copy. It works as such:
Full usage info is available by running it w/out params.
In it's simplest form, run the script from a WC directory and pass it the patch file:
ViewSvnPatch.sh <patch file>
The diff program that this script launches defaults to the same program set for the diff-cmd value in ~/.subversion/config if such a value is defined, and can be overridden via an environment variable (explained in the usage instructions).
Send questions to [[nospam AT codesniffer DOT com]], but understand that I may not have time for investigations.
Here are the patches:
I hope it helps someone.