Gets the line-by-line difference between files on different commits.


oci devops repository get-file-diff [OPTIONS]

Required Parameters

--base-version [text]

The branch to compare changes against.

--file-path [text]

Path to a file within a repository.

--repository-id [text]

Unique repository identifier.

--target-version [text]

The branch where changes are coming from.

Optional Parameters

--from-json [text]

Provide input to this command as a JSON document from a file using the file://path-to/file syntax.

The --generate-full-command-json-input option can be used to generate a sample json file to be used with this command option. The key names are pre-populated and match the command option names (converted to camelCase format, e.g. compartment-id –> compartmentId), while the values of the keys need to be populated by the user before using the sample file as an input to this command. For any command option that accepts multiple values, the value of the key can be a JSON array.

Options can still be provided on the command line. If an option exists in both the JSON document and the command line then the command line specified value will be used.

For examples on usage of this option, please see our “using CLI with advanced JSON options” link:

--is-comparison-from-merge-base [boolean]

Boolean to indicate whether to use merge base or most recent revision.


Copy and paste the following example into a JSON file, replacing the example parameters with your own.

    oci devops project create --generate-param-json-input notification-config > notification-config.json

Copy the following CLI commands into a file named Run the command by typing “bash” and replacing the example parameters with your own.

Please note this sample will only work in the POSIX-compliant bash-like shell. You need to set up the OCI configuration and appropriate security policies before trying the examples.

    export compartment_id=<substitute-value-of-compartment_id> #
    export name=<substitute-value-of-name> #
    export base_version=<substitute-value-of-base_version> #
    export file_path=<substitute-value-of-file_path> #
    export target_version=<substitute-value-of-target_version> #

    project_id=$(oci devops project create --compartment-id $compartment_id --name $name --notification-config file://notification-config.json --query --raw-output)

    repository_id=$(oci devops repository create --name $name --project-id $project_id --query --raw-output)

    oci devops repository get-file-diff --base-version $base_version --file-path $file_path --repository-id $repository_id --target-version $target_version