"Show differences" doesn't work in certain folders

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"Show differences" doesn't work in certain folders

Post by activa » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:31 pm

In the Vault GUI Client, there seems to be an annoying bug.

Attempting to "Show Differences" on a file located in a folder with a name starting with "$" will throw an error.

For example, when trying to do a compare on a file "test.build" located in /$BuildScripts (working directory "E:\Dev\$BuildScripts"), the following error is thrown:
Cannot stat file.

Error: Failed to open "E:\Dev$BuildScripts\test.build" for reading..."
Other actions in Vault don't have any problems with folders starting with a "$", but the DiffMerge utility apparently does.

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Post by Beth » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:38 am

I was able to reproduce this when the $ is at the start of a folder or file name, such as $folder. It worked when the $ was in the middle, such as folder$name. I will log this so a developer can take a look at it. Thanks for catching that.