#10 Easily move to next file if at end

Usability (267)
Steve Rowe

The next diff command should move to the next file
(perhaps with prompting) when in directory diff mode.
This would make modifications in large directories
with lots of changes easier.


  • Dennis Lim

    Dennis Lim - 2001-07-10
    • assigned_to: nobody --> dlkj
  • Max Spicer

    Max Spicer - 2004-08-18

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    Here here! Prompting is a good idea, but should have a tick
    box saying Don't Ask Me This Again. I regularly use WinDiff
    to make two directories identical and moving between each
    file is currently a pain.

  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2005-01-20

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    Assigning to nobody, and setting lower priority.

    This idea works if you assume you always want to merge all
    files. If there are files you don't want to merge, then its
    also pain to jump over them if this feature is enabled.

    Next diff would be poor command for this: what if one first
    just wants to first look through differences?

    Better would be to ask about opening next file (with full
    path shown) when last difference is merged.

  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2005-01-20
    • labels: --> Usability
    • priority: 5 --> 3
    • assigned_to: dlkj --> nobody
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2005-08-19
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2005-08-19

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    Closing as Wont-fix.

    Interacting with message about next file is almost same than
    closing current view and opening new one. But message can
    just propose next file while closing current view allows
    user to select which one to open.

    Also, how could we deal with unique items? We can't open
    them to file compare.

    So it is not worth the trouble.


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