[p4] Folder Diff from command line
hugues.moreau at cggveritas.com
Mon Oct 20 08:30:46 PDT 2008
I tried all that.
The final answer I just got from support : not possible. Feature not
(yet) available from command line.
Stephen Vance wrote:
> You may have more options available running p4merge directly. You also
> may have more luck in your search if you search for that term.
> Have you asked support yet?
> Hugues Moreau wrote:
>> The command I tried ("p4v -merge") actually invokes p4merge. I also
>> tried p4merge directly, with no more success : it does not seem to
>> accept directories. When I said I was surprised to find nothing, I did
>> not mean only in the list's archives, but also in the docs, or in the
>> whole intarweb :o)
>> Maybe I need to improve my googling skills, but frankly at this point I
>> have no idea, and I suspect it's not possible yet.
>> Thanks anyway,
>> steve at vance.com wrote:
>>> P4Merge is a separate executable. I don't know the command line arguments,
>>> but I think you can find them on the list, in the docs, in the app, or
>>> maybe from support.
>>> For a textual diff, you can use 'p4 diff2'.
>>> Original Message:
>>> From: Hugues Moreau hugues.moreau at cggveritas.com
>>> Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 17:50:03 +0200
>>> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
>>> Subject: [p4] Folder Diff from command line
>>> Using p4v's "Diff against..." feature, you can get a folder diff between
>>> the user's workspace files and the corresponding tree on the depot
>>> (among other options not relevant here). Nice. I would like to get this
>>> from the command line, but can't find how. Is it only possible ?
>>> I tried "p4v -merge", with no success. Apparently it accepts only local
>>> files, no folders. So in the end I'm not sure it is a good candidate.
>>> Any idea ?
>>> Bonus points if you know how to automatically expand all nodes in the
>>> "Folder Diff" view (I fail to see why I have to manually expand each
>>> node: the full tree is already processed anyway).
>>> Btw, I need this because I work under the Eclipse IDE, and I would like
>>> to directly use some perforce tools directly from Eclipse. I already
>>> managed to get the time lapse view, graph revision and file history,
>>> the dirty hack part being "how to get the appropriate port/client/user
>>> from the current selection in eclipse" (anyone interested just ask). Now
>>> I need this Folder Diff against the depot ; it would more or less
>>> compensate for the lacking "Team Synchronize" features, provided you
>>> hide identical file pairs.
>>> Thanks for any input or directions (and sorry if it has already been
>>> discussed, I was surprised to find nothing...)
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> Stephen Vance
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