[clug] Tools for merging filesets

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Wed Sep 24 15:23:37 EST 2003

On 24 Sep 2003, Michael.James at csiro.au wrote:
> What tools exist for merging files from differing directory trees?
> This problem could come up when merging
>  a development branch back into a software project.
> In my case it's merging the /etc/** files from an old server
>  back onto a newly installed (upgraded) system.
> Something like:
> 	diff -r | multi-column-merge-tool
> 		same stuff in both files
> 	version 1			version 2
> 		back to agreeing again
>  It puts the differing paragraphs side by side
>  and lets me chose (or overtype) the version I want.
> Be even better if it had hidden meta-files like:
> /etc/opt/kde3/.cvs-meta: Ignore anything in here
> It's a common situation, what tools do people use?

In order:

  emacs ediff, emerge 



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