If like me, youâ€™re not too keen on the sometimes cluttered output produced by a Subversion diff command (svn diff), here is a way to use Unix diff with Subversion instead. I’ve also used the -b parameter to ignore whitespace differences.
$ svn diff --diff-cmd diff --extensions '-b'
It looks a little messy at first but you could probably alias it quite easily using something like:
alias "svn_diff_b"="svn diff --diff-cmd diff --extensions '-b'"
in your .bashrc (or equivalent) file.