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Two- and three-way text compare and merge issues.
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I am a network engineer and all of the configurations for our networking devices are saved as text files. We use a standard template for most of our devices, but there are a lot of changes that need to be made.

I am having difficulty just changing one line from the text_a to text_b. Instead it changes the whole block. I have tried using the line mode merge without much luck. I have also tried the advanced merge only to have the whole block changed.

Does anyone know of a way to do a compare and only change one line at a time?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

The merge mode Line Mode Merge (Ctrl+J) in menu Merge on using toolbar/menu mode must be enabled to merge a single line from first to second or from second to first.

Additionally a single line must be selected in both panes by clicking on the line to merge in both panes. In the attached screenshot merge_single_line_first_to_second.png the line to merge has a yellow background color in both panes.

It is also possible to merge a single line from second to first file or vice versa which is at a different position in file as the attached screenshot merge_single_line_second_to_first.png demonstrates where line 5 from second file is merged to line 7 in first file.

The lower half on both screenshots shows the result after the single line merge.


Best regards from Austria
Thank you so much. I was missing clicking on the second pane. This is going to save me a lot of time!
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