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Context Diff

A type of diff file that represents changes to a file using before/after sections. These are not well supported by Review Board.

Context diffs indicate a changed region of a file by showing before and after versions of a group of lines. The changed lines in that before and after region are indicated by beginning the lines with an exclamation point (!). Changes that only add lines only show one section.

Diff File
A file representing changes to one or more files. Common diff formats are unified diffs and context diffs.
DKIM
DomainKeys Identified Mail, a method for validating that an e-mail claiming to have come from a domain actually came from that domain. See the Wikipedia article for more information.
Interdiffs
An interdiff is a diff between diffs. They show what has changed between two versions of a diff, which is useful when making incremental changes to a very large diff.
Local Site
Local Sites
One or more divisions of a Review Board site. Local sites act as individual Review Board sites with their own set of repositories, user lists, and other data, but share the same database and site install. This is an advanced feature.
Markdown
A simple markup language which allows basic formatting such as headings, lists, links, code blocks, and images. Many of the multi-line fields in Review Board use Markdown to format their contents. See John Gruber’s Markdown Syntax Overview for more information.
Post-commit Hook
A script that is executed after a commit is made to a repository. See Automating rbt post for ways to use post-commit hooks to automate submitting review requests to Review Board.
Post-commit Review
A form of code review where code is reviewed after it is submitted to a repository, usually in a development branch.
Pre-commit Review
A form of code review where code is reviewed before it even goes into a repository. This is generally a more strict way to handle code review, which can lead to fewer problems in the codebase.
Private Review Requests
A review request that can only be accessed by users meeting certain criteria, such as being on an access list for a group or repository. See Access Control for more information.
Review Request
Review Requests
A review request is a collection of assets (such as source code, documents, and test data) and information (such as a summary, description, testing, and branch information) put up for review.
Unified Diff

A type of diff file designed to be easy to parse and easy to read by humans. This is the format supported by Review Board.

Unified diffs indicate the changed region of a file by showing some unchanged lines of context, then lines beginning with a minus sign (-) to show removed lines or a plus sign (+) to show added lines. Replaced lines are shown by a remove line followed by an add line.