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Re: Trying to merge two files with emacs... need help!


From: Kevin Dziulko
Subject: Re: Trying to merge two files with emacs... need help!
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 05:21:15 -0700 (PDT)

Gary Z <address@hidden> wrote:

I'm new to emacs and I'm trying to use it to merge two files into one.
Some time ago, I watched a co-worker step through a file and
selectively merge changes into it from another file. Unfortunately, I
don't recall how he did it! Currently, I'm opening a file with emacs,
selecting diff (2 files) from the menu, specifying the current file
and the file I want to merge into the current file. I hit the space
bar and the first difference is displayed. I am able to accept what is
in buffer a or buffer b, but I can't figure out how to combine both of
them. The buffers look something like this:

Buffer A
here is the first line.
here is the second line.

Buffer B
here is the third line.
here is the fourth line.

The result that I want is:

here is the first line.
here is the second line.
here is the third line.
here is the fourth line.

Any ideas on how I can do this? I guess it's tricky because emacs
views it as a conflict, but I want to combine everything, not choose
one or the other.

Thanks,
Gary
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If what you are doing isn't different from your example, you can use insert file.  Just open new buffer C, hit cntrl-x, then i, type fileA.  The do the same to insert fileB right after A.  If you're trying to inter-mix lines from A and lines from B, that's a different stotry ...


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