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Re: [h-e-w] ediff-buffers on Win7

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] ediff-buffers on Win7
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:58:05 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Ken Goldman <address@hidden> writes:

> Windows 7 GNU Emacs 24.2.1:
> When I run ediff-files, it works.
> When I try ediff-buffers to compare two files I'm already editing, I
> get this in a ediff-errors buffer:
> Files c:\Users\IBM_AD~1\AppData\Local\Temp\file2.txt and
> c:\Users\IBM_AD~1\AppData\Local\Temp\file2.txt differ
> It doesn't open the ediff buffer or display differences.
> ~~
> The messages file says:
> Computing differences between file1.txt and file2.txt ...
> ediff-prepare-error-list: Errors in diff output.  Diff output is in
> #<buffer *ediff-diff*>

I get this if one or both buffers do not end in a newline. I think it
may be specific to the version of diff I have installed (but I don't
remember where I got it from), as I only started to see it recently, and
I am sure I must have diffed buffers without terminating newlines in the
distant past.

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