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[UnityYAMLMerge] UnityYAMLMerge changing forward slashes to backslashes for fallback tool arguments



UnityYAMLMerge changing forward slashes to backslashes for fallback tool arguments

UnityYAMLMerge is changing the forward slashes to backslashes in the fallback tool arguments, making some fallback tools to fail.

For example, I'm trying to use Visual Studio's vsdiffmerge.exe as a fallback tool, using this line in the file mergespecfile.txt:

* use "C:/Programas/Desarrollo/Visual Studio 2017/Common7/IDE/CommonExtensions/Microsoft/TeamFoundation/Team Explorer/vsdiffmerge.exe" /m "%r" "%l" "%b" "%d"

The "/m" argument makes vsdiffmerge launch the merge tool, instead of the diff tool. However, UnityYAMLMerge changes it to "\m", which makes the tool fail (or launch the diff tool if the argument is at the end).

  1. Response avatar

    Resolution Note (2019.1.X):

    Due to the age of this issue, and since YAMLMerge is in the process of being replaced by a newly revamped merging system, our team has decided to close this issue as Won't Fix.

Comments (3)

  1. 73064b9cb0c67721ed65ad5c442551d0?d=mm


    Aug 22, 2019 14:15

    What is the status of the newly revamped merging system and where can I find more information? The 2019.2 Smart Merge documentation still references YAMLMerge so I'm assuming the new system is not yet completed.

  2. 9251198ff24c81cb91aed810239bf12f?d=mm


    Jul 16, 2018 16:50

    Not sure why this is still not resolved.

    A simple workaround is to create a bat file with the parameter hardcoded, and in mergespecfile reference said file instead of vsdiffmerge:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TeamFoundation\Team Explorer\vsdiffmerge.exe" "%1" "%2" "%3" "%4" /m

    * use "<PATH_TO_BAT_FILE>" "%l" "%r" "%b" "%d"

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