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A good, preferrably command-line Diff & Merge utility for VC++ 2008 ?
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R.Wieser
2013-01-15 19:46:23 UTC
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Hello,

Just a quick question from someone just starting with VC++ , and needing a
way to store changes I'm making to an existing project: I'm looking for a
good diff & merge utility -- you know, for those 'patch files' with lines
starting with either a '-' or a '+' -- and thought that, instead of blindly
trying a few I could find using Google, to tap into the accumulated
knowledge here.

So, does someone have a suggestion for one such a program, preferrably
command-line ?

Regards,
Rudy Wieser
alex
2013-01-15 21:24:05 UTC
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Post by R.Wieser
Hello,
Just a quick question from someone just starting with VC++ , and needing a
way to store changes I'm making to an existing project: I'm looking for a
good diff & merge utility -- you know, for those 'patch files' with lines
starting with either a '-' or a '+' -- and thought that, instead of blindly
trying a few I could find using Google, to tap into the accumulated
knowledge here.
So, does someone have a suggestion for one such a program, preferrably
command-line ?
Regards,
Rudy Wieser
I'd recommend "Git Extensions" http://code.google.com/p/gitextensions/
which not only gives you that, but much more. If you don't want GUI layer at all,
get "git for windows" (which is included with Git Extensions).

Other tools exist, like WinDiff, KDiff3, etc, just google around.

Alex
R.Wieser
2013-01-19 00:24:01 UTC
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Hello Alex,

Sorry, I'm not looking for yet-another-just-hit-install type of (mostly too
pretentious/feature-creep bloated) tool. A simple single-executable DIFF
utility will do fine.
Post by alex
Other tools exist, like WinDiff, KDiff3, etc, just google around.
KDiff3 *is part of* that whole install :-)

As for "just google around" ? Yeah, I found a number of tools that mention
they can do a diff/merge. The reason I posted is that I do *not* want to
just blindly grab one, try, un-install and that rinse-and-repeat the whole
thing. :-\.

Actually, if the specs of such a diff would be clear (starting a diff
section is easy enough, but how do you determine where/when it ends) I would
as rather write my own.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser
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Post by R.Wieser
Hello,
Just a quick question from someone just starting with VC++ , and needing a
way to store changes I'm making to an existing project: I'm looking for a
good diff & merge utility -- you know, for those 'patch files' with lines
starting with either a '-' or a '+' -- and thought that, instead of blindly
trying a few I could find using Google, to tap into the accumulated
knowledge here.
So, does someone have a suggestion for one such a program, preferrably
command-line ?
Regards,
Rudy Wieser
I'd recommend "Git Extensions" http://code.google.com/p/gitextensions/
which not only gives you that, but much more. If you don't want GUI layer at all,
get "git for windows" (which is included with Git Extensions).
Other tools exist, like WinDiff, KDiff3, etc, just google around.
Alex
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