Thanks everything looked good, absolute paths/filenames were enclosed in
quotes and no mysterious '?'.
I removed PerForce tools, rebooted, then re-installed, and now the PerForce
tools work without even specifying %base or %mine, so must've been a bad
Thanks for the help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefan KÃ¼ng" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: Bug with External Diff on Vista
> Spintz wrote:
>> I'm using -
>> TortoiseSVN 1.4.3, Build 8645 - 32 Bit , 2007/02/04 09:40:57
>> I'm running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit.
>> I installed the Perforce Diff and Merge tools and setup the command to
>> execture the diff as -
>> "C:\Program Files\Perforce\p4diff.exe" "%base" "â€Œ%mine"
>> The file I'm diff-ing is called main.cpp in the directory -
>> "C:\IrrSpintz\trunk\original examples\IrrTerrainRendering"
>> When I right click and and select Diff, the dialog comes up for the
>> Perforce Diff tool and File 2 is displayed as -
>> Don't know where the question mark comes from and it's getting screwed
>> up on the space between 'original' and 'examples' in the path. I have
>> %base and %mine in quotes, same as I did on Windows XP where everything
> Please try the following to narrow the problem down:
> * open the registry editor, go to HKCU\Software\TortoiseMerge, create a
> DWORD entry named "Debug" and set the value to 1 (you can remove that key
> after testing)
> * change your custom diff tool from p4diff to TortoiseMerge (do *not* set
> it to just use "default" but specify TortoiseMerge as your external merge
> * do the diff: a dialog will pop up showing the exact command line params
> TortoiseMerge was started with.
> * check the command line params in that dialog:
> - do they have double quotes?
> - are the paths properly enquoted?
> - are the paths passed correctly?
> Then, click on OK to dismiss the debug dialog showing the params. If
> TortoiseMerge is started correctly, then it's a problem with p4diff. If
> not, then I need to know the exact params TortoiseMerge was started with
> (hit Ctrl-C when the debug dialog shows up to copy the message to the
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