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Re: Error "Could not start diff viewer!" when editing Subversion configuration files

From: Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen <lasse_at_vkarlsen.no>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 09:02:24 +0100

Only replying to the last part about edit/notepad.

On my system, text files are associated with UltraEdit, and so when I click
the Edit button, that's where the file is opened. I haven't done anything in
particular to get this working like this in the TortoiseSVN dialogs, so I
assume it is using the normal file association in Windows.

However, after writing this it occured to me that the file probably has a
.cfg extension so I re-opened it to verify and in fact it does not have any
extension, and when I double-click an extension-less(?) file in Windows
Explorer, the "Open With" dialog appears.

However, changing .txt files to open in Notepad++ verified that the Edit
button in the TortoiseSVN dialog now uses Notepad++, so the dialog will
simply use the .txt association for this.

Hope this helps.

On Feb 20, 2008 8:56 AM, Ben Voris <ben.voris_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> When I open TortoiseSVN Settings and press the Edit button for
> Subversion configuration files, I get the error:
> Could not start diff viewer!
> The system cannot find the path specified.
> I'm just beginning to learn Subversion and TortoiseSVN, so I don't know
> if this ever worked. Also, I don't control most of the software
> installed on this computer. My logon is a member of the local admin
> group.
> I installed TortoiseSVN on a personal system and the Edit configuration
> files button works there.
> I installed TortoiseSVN and Subversion on both
> systems. Both systems run 32-bit WinXP sp2.
> I can run Tortoise Merge.
> In settings, the Diff Viewer is TortiseMerge, the Merge Tool is
> TortiseMerge, and the Unified Diff Viewer is Default.
> On both systems, file extension DIF is "Microsoft Office Excel Data
> Interchange Format", opens with Microsoft Office Excel.
> I am able to do simple operations with both Subversion and TortoiseSVN.
> All I know how to do is import, checkout, diff, and commit and those
> work as I think they should.
> Also, is there any way to control what program is run when the [Edit]
> button does work? If possible, I'd rather not use Notepad.
> Any ideas?
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Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen
Received on 2008-02-20 09:02:39 CET

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