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Re: Suggestion: Enable editing for both views when TMerge is invoked for diffing two files

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:47:22 +0100

On 26.01.2010 08:20, Hans-Emil Skogh wrote:
> >>> When I select "diff" for two files in Explorer TMerge is spawned. The
> >>> file which goes into the right view can be edited, but the one
> going into
> >>> the left view cannot. It makes no sense.
> ...
> > TortoiseMerge is not a text editor but a merge tool. And only one file
> > needs editing: the target file, i.e. the one which is the result of the
> > merge.
> Very good point.
> Though I must confess to quite regularly missuse TortoiseMerge as a text
> editor. :-)
> > Anything else is just confusing for beginners.
> Then I would like to re-state my point about being able to edit
> temporary files. It's IMHO absolutely no biggie, and maybe even not
> worth the effort, but could prevent beginners in the habit of editing
> files in TortoiseMerge from accidently loosing work by making changes to
> and save a temporary file:

We already set temp files as readonly so TMerge recognizes this and
opens the "save as" dialog instead of just saving the changes.


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