Can I run the merge tool from the command line?

I run the diff viewer from the command line, and I like it a lot.

I'd like to run the merge viewer (which is sort of the diff viewer but with 3 files) from the command line as well.

Is it possible to run the merge viewer from the command line?

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Hello Hamlet,

That's currently not possible, and it's a bit less clear in which scenarios
this could be useful.

I run the diff viewer from the command line, and I like it a lot.

I'd like to run the merge viewer (which is sort of the diff viewer but
with 3 files) from the command line as well.

Is it possible to run the merge viewer from the command line?


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Dmitry Jemerov
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When I compare two files they are usually two different revisions of the same file and I usually want to merge them together somehow. With the diff viewer you have 2 panels: left and right. You can copy lines from left to right, or vice versa, and thereby merge the files... but I like the Merge Tool interface better, where there is a middle panel with my result, and I can add lines from the left or right into the middle panel.

I understand if it's not a common use case, but it is what I'd like to see.

Thanks,

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Hi, Dmitry, one more case is a simple update from cvs outside of the project with external tool, like Tortoise. In Tortoise i can setup idea as an external diff tool, start enjoying it and promoting among eclipse users.

Best regards, Alex

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Hello Hamlet,

A YouTrack issue is always welcome. :)

When I compare two files they are usually two different revisions of
the same file and I usually want to merge them together somehow. With
the diff viewer you have 2 panels: left and right. You can copy lines
from left to right, or vice versa, and thereby merge the files... but
I like the Merge Tool interface better, where there is a middle panel
with my result, and I can add lines from the left or right into the
middle panel.

I understand if it's not a common use case, but it is what I'd like to
see.


--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Great, I created the YouTrack ticket.

http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/IDEA-69292

Feel free to up/down vote.

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