#1103 Auto Close if Compare is the Same

closed-fixed
Usability (267)
5
2009-08-01
2009-07-27
No

In our environment we use winmerge to detect where system changes have occured in various Configurations files via Commang Line. It would be a huge time saver if a Switch was added to the Command line that would automatically close winmerge if no differences are found. I know about the "/X", but in my can I don't came if they are the same. Just when they are different. We capture about 800 Configuration files a week, and compare them with the last week to try and detect possible Security changes. This feature could potentially save us a TOM of time when we do these audits.

Discussion

  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2009-07-27

    So you don't want even that dialog to appear - just close WinMerge if files are identical?

     
  • Jeffrey Smith

    Jeffrey Smith - 2009-07-28

    Exactly. Clicking OK 800 times gets to be a bit tedious :)

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2009-07-28

    I'll fix this. The dialog (with -x) has its function in preventing confusing people when WinMerge "does nothing and just disappears". But I'll add new switch (-xn) which doesn't show even the dialog.

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2009-07-28
    • assigned_to: nobody --> kimmov
     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2009-08-01

    Add /xq command line switch

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2009-08-01

    I attached a patch that adds new /xq command line switch (q for quiet) that doesn't show the "files are identical" message.

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2009-08-01
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2009-08-01

    Committed to SVN trunk:
    Completed: At revision: 6940

     
  • Tim Gerundt

    Tim Gerundt - 2010-11-10

    Committed to SVN branch R2_14 too (In Revision 7416)...

     

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