[pmwiki-users] Diff/merge-friendly PageStore format (linebreaks)

Oliver Betz list_ob at gmx.net
Wed Mar 12 16:21:05 CDT 2008

"Peter & Melodye Bowers" wrote:


> > Compare/merge of page data files can be very useful after PmWiki
> > updates to track changes in wikilib.d and merge them with local
> > customizations. The same applies for maintaining multiple wikis.
> > 
> > There are great visual diff tools like KDiff3, Meld, Beyond Compare,
> > WinMerge, CSDiff..., but without linebreaks, they much less useful.
> >...
> WikiSh provides a {(diff ...)} markup, but it's not going to be mature
> enough to do what you're hoping for.

I'm afraid it's not even what I think about - I want to compare page 
data from different pages with the capabilities of the mentioned 
visual tools, and to be able to merge them (copy/move lines between 
them) also with this tool.

> But a few months ago someone posted a script on this list that they used to
> move page text into text files for shell-tool processing.  I just took a

This would be interesting as a filter for the diff tool to be at 
least able to compare data.

Oliver Betz, Muenchen

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