Author Topic: Excluding directories in DIFFzilla  (Read 2712 times)

asandler

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Excluding directories in DIFFzilla
« on: May 31, 2009, 09:47:11 am »
Guys, how can I exclude entire directories in DIFFzilla. For instance, I was comparing two directory trees. Both of them are from CVS. Yet I don't want DIFFzilla to compare contents of CVS directories. I tried appending CVS\* to Exclude filespecs, but it didn't work. Eventually I added files by their name - Entries Repository Root Tag, etc... Well, it worked, but now I want to filter out contents of .objs directories as well. And I cannot list names of all object files. What should I do?

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Re: Excluding directories in DIFFzilla
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 03:16:27 pm »
Unfortunately, we are not very consistent about the syntax we use for exclude specs in SlickEdit. For Diffzilla, use "CVS\" without any wildcards. This also seemed to work, "*\CVS\*". Those two forms should work with any directory name.

I have filed a CR to scour SlickEdit and unify the exclude spec behaviors. Hopefully, we'll be able to tackle this in SlickEdit 2010.

asandler

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Re: Excluding directories in DIFFzilla
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 07:47:04 am »
Thanks Scott. Exactly what I needed.