WinMerge is an open-source tool that allows you to specify two files or two directories and do a line-by-line file comparison. The result of the comparison is displayed in a window, showing you any changes that may exist between the two files or directories. This is a useful tool to compare differences in your error files between builds.
If you have WinMerge installed on your computer, BuildPlus will enable this option for you (recent versions of DBDOC automatically install WinMerge). You are given the choice to either Compare Files or Compare Directories. In either case, a dialog will appear where you can either type in or browse for the appropriate files/directories for comparison.
Note: Earlier versions of BuildPlus used WinDiff instead of WinMerge.
To automatically compare the two most recent builds, click button on the Toolbar. To choose which files to compare, on the Tools menu, select Compare with WinMerge and click Compare Files, use Browse to navigate to the file, and once both file paths have been entered, click OK. This will launch WinMerge to show differences between the files.
(The default selections are the DBDOC_SUMMARY.ERR files of the two most recent builds. If a build failed and DBDOC_SUMMARY.ERR are not available, then DBDOC.ERR files are selected)
Note: Earlier versions of BuildPlus use WinDiff instead of WinMerge
On the Tools menu, select Compare with WinMerge and click Compare Directories.
(The default selections are the ERROR_FILES folders for the two most recent builds.)
Note: Earlier versions of BuildPlus use WinDiff instead of WinMerge.
For each directory you wish to compare, click Browse, navigate to the folder, and click OK.
Once both directory paths have been entered, click OK. This will launch WinMerge and show which files are different within this folder. Double-clicking on the file name will show the differences within individual files.
If there are several projects in a BuildRoot that you wish to compare, you can automatically launch WinMerge of the most recent two DBDOC_Summary.err files or ERROR_FILES directories.
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