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Re: Need to check a file out, but want never to check it back in !

From: Felix Saphir <felix.saphir_at_kantarmedia.de>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 18:58:19 +0100

Am 04.11.2010 18:52, schrieb Richard M Willis:
>> That's impossible, because the modification check does not use the
>> diff tool.
>
> You sure about that ? What's the point in having a custom differ then
> ? If the check-for-difference is done internally (presumably
> byte-for-byte), then why is a custom differ mandated to return a
> 0/1/fail code, if it will never be used to check that files *are*
> different.
>
> How come I see custom differs for word etc files all over the place ?
> I was under the impression that these differs only looked at "stuff
> that has really changed" in the file, and their raison d'ĂȘtre was to
> ignore the crap that Microsoft (and others) insist on writing to
> files (such as "last time read").

They're used to visualize the difference, that's all. I think, the check
is based on an SHA-Hash, but I'm not sure about that.

Felix

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