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Bug 131333 - when external diff is not found confusing message pops up
Summary: when external diff is not found confusing message pops up
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: utilities
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Diff (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Ondrej Vrabec
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-03-27 20:03 UTC by Petr Cyhelsky
Modified: 2014-06-05 12:15 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Petr Cyhelsky 2008-03-27 20:03:21 UTC
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 200803251204)
Java: 1.6.0_10-beta; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 11.0-b11
System: Windows XP version 5.1 running on x86; Cp1252; en_GB (nb)

Observed: while being in the diff tab (after applying diff patch) when switching from built in diff to command-line diff
the information message(not error - just message) "The diff command 'diff "<file1>" "<file2>"' failed to execute in the

expected: something which actually tells the user whats wrong with the command-line diff - like telling him that the
diff was not found or opening the "browse for diff executable dialog" or telling him, that he can set path to external
diff at Tools -> Options -> Miscellaneous -> diff tab -> external diff.

steps to reproduce: make sure the diff is not in the above mentioned path or in system path -> invoke diff tab in any
way (e.g. tools -> apply diff patch ) -> set the engine to command-line diff