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4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces

#1 4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces

Posted by: syntech | Date: 01/14/2016 10:31 | IP: IP Logged

I just found out that paths to external diff tools won't work if they contain spaces somewhere. In my case I want to find differences in file1.txt and file2.txt:

c:\Portable\1gb Stick\_Software\office\PSPad\file1.txt
c:\Portable\1gb Stick\_Software\office\PSPad\file2.txt

This path is transferred to the external diff tool as c:\Portable\1gb (for the first file) and Stick\_Software\office\PSPad\file2.txt (for the second file)

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#2 Re: 4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces

Posted by: vbr | Date: 01/14/2016 10:48 | IP: IP Logged

syntech:
I just found out that paths to external diff tools won't work if they contain spaces somewhere.
...

Hi,
I haven't checked the implementation here, but just a trivial possibility would be to enclose the path between quotes: "...".
Can this possibly help?
regards,
vbr

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#3 Re: 4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces

Posted by: syntech | Date: 01/14/2016 10:57 | IP: IP Logged

I can't change the path, because PSPad does it for me. I have one file open and right-click on the tab of another file and select TextDiff (or so).

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#4 Re: 4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces

Posted by: pspad | Date: 01/14/2016 12:03 | IP: IP Logged

syntech:
I can't change the path, because PSPad does it for me. I have one file open and right-click on the tab of another file and select TextDiff (or so).

Parameters for your external tool:
Program settings / Text difference
Diff tool parameters:
"%File1%" "%File2%"

Not all problems are caused by PSPad. This one isn't.

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#5 Re: 4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces [solved]

Posted by: syntech | Date: 01/14/2016 12:12 | IP: IP Logged

Of course not. I just didn't remember that parameter (kind of Alzheimer?). I've made the change as suggested and now it's working. So, mea culpa and thanks!

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#6 Re: 4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces

Posted by: Jaime | Date: 03/26/2016 15:44 | IP: IP Logged

pspad:
syntech:
I can't change the path, because PSPad does it for me. I have one file open and right-click on the tab of another file and select TextDiff (or so).

Parameters for your external tool:
Program settings / Text difference
Diff tool parameters:
"%File1%" "%File2%"

Not all problems are caused by PSPad. This one isn't.

Brilliant, was having the same problem, just wanted to say thanks for the fix as it works.

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#7 Re: 4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces

Posted by: Maya21 | Date: 01/23/2017 11:31 | IP: IP Logged

pspd:
syntech:
I can't change the path, because PSPad does it for me. I have one file open and right-click on the tab of another file and select TextDiff (or so).

Parameters for your external tool:
Program settings / Text difference
Diff tool parameters:
"%File1%" "%File2%"

Not all problems are caused by PSPad. This one isn't.

This path is transferred to the external diff tool as _c:\Portable\1gb_
(for the first file) and _Stick\_Software\office\PSPad\file2.txt_ (for the
second file)

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#8 Re: 4.6.1 (2707) external diff tool: Paths broken if they contain spaces

Posted by: pspad | Date: 01/23/2017 11:48 | IP: IP Logged

Maya21:
pspd:
syntech:
I can't change the path, because PSPad does it for me. I have one file open and right-click on the tab of another file and select TextDiff (or so).

Parameters for your external tool:
Program settings / Text difference
Diff tool parameters:
"%File1%" "%File2%"

Not all problems are caused by PSPad. This one isn't.

This path is transferred to the external diff tool as _c:\Portable\1gb_
(for the first file) and _Stick\_Software\office\PSPad\file2.txt_ (for the
second file)

I guess you ddidn't include double quotes. It's basics syntax from MS Dos times - path, containing spaces must be enclosed into quotes.

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