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SlickEdit Product Discussion => SlickEdit® => Features and/or Improvements => Topic started by: kmk on November 13, 2018, 11:30:11 pm

Title: vsdiff & vslick.sta access denied
Post by: kmk on November 13, 2018, 11:30:11 pm
I keep running into a pair of dlgs that complain about vslick.sta is locked, access denied when i have vs open and launch vsdiff separately.  I'm encountering this multiples times a day under linux, slickedit 2018.  My primary use case that creates this issue is when i use git difftool, when i have vsdiff set as my difftool.  Since i set git up this way since i upgraded to vse2018, i don't know if it happened in earlier versions.

Is there any workaround for this?
Title: Re: vsdiff & vslick.sta access denied
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2018, 11:33:02 pm
You could use the -sc option on vsdiff and have a separate configuration for when you are just running vsdiff.
Title: Re: vsdiff & vslick.sta access denied
Post by: kmk on November 15, 2018, 12:43:17 pm
Thanks, i'll try that.
Title: Re: vsdiff & vslick.sta access denied
Post by: kmk on November 19, 2018, 11:43:27 pm
I naively thought just using -sc /tmp would be ok.  It did eliminate the lock issue with vslick.sta, BUT my customizations (theme/fonts/etc) were not present.  In retrospect, this is obvious.

I thought i'd make a dir just to point vsdiff to when i use git difftool.  I just don't know what files i should copy there in order to maintain my customizations.  Any thoughts on this?

Considering the two copies may drift over time -- since only one would be updated via vs's menus -- i'd like to reiterate my request for a way for vsdiff (and likely vsmerge) to avoid the lock on vslick.sta

Thanks again for your assistance!
Title: Re: vsdiff & vslick.sta access denied
Post by: Dan on November 20, 2018, 12:22:09 am
Set up the directory and run vsdiff once, so everything is there.  Then copy user.cfg.xml from your "main" config.  That should get most of what you need.
Title: Re: vsdiff & vslick.sta access denied
Post by: kmk on November 23, 2018, 07:06:36 pm
That worked, many thanks again!