Most of the time I use the "Compare" plugin in Notepad++, with
"detect moves" enabled and "ignore spaces" disabled. I used to
have a nice GUI that was freeware, but then they started
The important thing is that any added whitespace outside of
quotes and tag names, or different ordering of complete tags, are
not relevant. Notepad++ is *NOT* XML-aware, so it needs to detect
whitespace differences within tags and values. Moves are
acceptable so long as the entire statement moves to another line.
This isn't actually an issue for the config files as there are
few, if any, nested XML variables.
On 21/11/2020 20:40, Otso Ylönen wrote:
Neil, what sw do you use for "XML diff"? Is there a Windows
application with modern UI or do you use command line tools
21. November 2020 um 20:29 Uhr
"Neil Smith G4DBN" <neil@...>
Re: [EladSDR] Help needed Please
I keep a copy of a full-working set of the XML files,
either before and after an upgrade, and on the first
day of each month. Then if there is a crash or an
error on shutdown, and the XML files get munged, I cna
either pull a recent copy from FileHistory, or restore
the last-known-good files.
I also try to remember to run an XML diff on the
files to determine what went wrong, so I can raise a
ticket if it looks like a bug, or at least have a
record so I can tell someone else with the same
preoblem what happened to my installation.
Right, I need to get some stuff done, so turning my
emails and Twitter off for a few hours/days. Glad it
On 21/11/2020 20:20, R
GRAYSTOCK via groups.io wrote:
Hello Neil. Well you got it right first time. I
found two config files with the same name, I checked
and they both contained identical data. I deleted
one and behold everything worked as normal.
Before today I was convinced that it was not
possible to have two identical files in the same
directory. The question remains how can this
happen in the middle of just using the software
which has been in place for weeks. It had me
Once again many thanks to your pointer.
Bob P.S. Any thoughts regarding the
On Sat, 21 Nov 2020 at
19:41, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...
Hi Bob, did you try deleting or moving the
XML config files, which is the first step when
this sort of thing happens? It isn't in your
list of things tried...