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Re: ediff-directories - how to ignore timestamps and work recursively


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: ediff-directories - how to ignore timestamps and work recursively
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:34:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Vollmar <address@hidden> writes:

> Dear Michael,

Hi Stefan,

>> That's also my tool of choice. Combined with the key sequene "= h x",
>> which shows you only the files which differ.
>
> that works beautifully, thanks! However, there are a few files in one
> directory with no corresponding files in the other directory - they
> are easy to miss in my case (1000+ files). I luckily knew about them
> so I noticed that ediff-directories does not list them - is that by
> design?

Yes, AFAIK. If you want to have it changed, you might write a wishlist
request via "M-x report-emacs-bug".

>> As bonus, it even works for remote directories.
>
> - courtesy of the extremely useful tramp-package (which we use every
> day for editing remote files)?

Yes :-)

IIRC, we have patched `ediff-same-file-contents' last year in order to
make it working for remote directories. So it might work only for Emacs
24.3 or later.

> Warm regards,
>  Stefan

Best regards, Michael.



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