I'm evaluating Ultracompare. I am trying to use it as my diff/merge tool with Accurev. Is there any way to merge 2 input files (read only) into a third output file? The command line option -o is close, but I want to manually merge (-o is automatic merge). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
UC help wrote: For Read Only Merge Mode the following syntax must be used:
uc -rom <path1> <path2> <path3>
<path1> and <path2> specify the files that are to be compared, but the intent is not to modify the original files at all during the compare/merge process. The file specified in <path1> will be copied to <path3> for comparison/merge. The file specified with <path3> will be displayed in the left pane and the file specified with <path2> will be displayed in the right pane. Please note: It will only be possible to merge into the document specified with <path3>. The file this is being compared to will be locked as Read Only.
But you can also compare 2 files with read only attribute set and merge the changes to one of the 2 files and when you click on Save Merge Changes, you simply specify a different file name to save the result into a third file.