Too sad,I cannot open DiffMerge again

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Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:27 am
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:32 am
Now I can't open DiffMerge again os Mac even reinstall it .
It always prompts a window saying "Environment variables expansion failed:missing ')' at position 17"

Anyone can help ?

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Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:37 am
Location: SourceGear
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:26 am
Let me ask a few questions and get some info from you and
then we'll see if we can't figure out what is wrong.


Which version of DiffMerge do you have and which version of Mac OS do you have?
Was it working before?

Did anything change in your environment when it stopped working?

Does it fail when you lanch it from the Terminal versus when you launch
it from Finder?

What happens if you type "open /Applications/DiffMerge.app" in a Terminal window?

Did you install the shell script in /usr/bin/diffmerge? What happens if you type
"/usr/bin/diffmerge" in a Terminal window?

jeff

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Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:01 pm
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:07 pm
I had a similar problem.

I solved mine my editing the DiffMerge preferences file. This file is located in the Library/Preferences folder of your user.

/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/SourceGear DiffMerge Preferences

In my case it seems that DiffMerge had trouble parsing the contents of this preferences file.

I removed the line after [Dialog/Find/Patern]. That line contained a search pattern I had used in the program the last time. Your problem might be similar.

Greetings,

Xavier

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Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:37 am
Location: SourceGear
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:09 am
Do you remember what find-pattern you used ?
Sounds like I might need a quoting/escaping of the pattern before storing it
to prevent it from confusing the preference file format.

thanks

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