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Re: Add .rtf extension to TortoiseSVN Settings > External Programs

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-15 11:53:54 CEST

Alf Christophersen wrote:
> At 20:35 09.04.2007, Tobias Schäfer wrote:
>
>> I'd prefer not to treat .rtf like .doc in this case because .rtf files
>> are
>> plain text and can be diffed with the TortoiseMerge.
>
>
> Well, most of the changes are in the codes behind the scene and very
> often don't reflect changes in text of interest. I tried to do it, but
> even opening and then saving the file without any changes to the text
> will trigger a new version and doing a diff makes most changes, even if
> only a datestamp of when saving is changed. That is because only line
> breaks in the real text is the place where line breaks occure, and it
> might be a lot of "lines" in the browser that make up that real line.
>
> I found it almost useless to use tools like Merge to see any
> differences, the only use is as a storage container to distribute new
> version of file to others, but not to find what changed since most in
> fact changes as I found it.
>
> So a compare tool that filter off all behind codes, like in a .doc file
> is of great help.

Sure, if you like other diff tools better for certain file types, you
can always configure that yourself. Just check out the settings dialog
and put your own diff tool (or the *.doc diff script) in there.

Stefan

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