Using a configured Diff Tool to apply a patch?

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Using a configured Diff Tool to apply a patch?

Post by DFH » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:24 am

It might be a useful enhancement to provide a TextPipe filter that can use the configured Diff Tool to apply a patch to the input file being processed.

Might that be feasible?

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Re: Using a configured Diff Tool to apply a patch?

Post by DataMystic Support » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:04 am

Hi David - interesting - how do you think this would work?

Add the file to be patched to the file list, and supply the patching text to a new filter?

Which diff tools do you have in mind to support this?
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Re: Using a configured Diff Tool to apply a patch?

Post by DFH » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:08 am

Hi Simon,

I guess that patch tools that can use diff files are more of a Linux scenario.

I've not yet found such a tool for Windows, except maybe to use under Cygwin, which I've not yet tried with diff.

David

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