external diff tools on windows (Maritza Mendez)

Maritza Mendez martitzam at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 20:57:15 BST 2009

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Adrian Wilkins
<adrian.wilkins at gmail.com>wrote:

>  When I close Beyond COmpare (even if I do nothing else in BeyondCompare),
>> I
>> get an error.  Here is the complete interaction:
>> C:\Documents and Settings\martitza\Desktop\work>bzr bc foo.cs
>> === modified file 'foo.cs'
>> bzr: ERROR: [Error 32] The process cannot access the file because it is
>> being used by another process:
>> 'C:/docume~1/martitza/locals~1/temp/1/bzr-diff-sq3ypm'
> I suspect this is your virus scanner scanning the temp files that bzr
> writes, at the same time as it's trying to delete them. If so, you could
> configure it to ignore the temp folder ; that would involve a modicum of
> risk, but it's probably negligible in the case of someone technical enough
> to use a version control system and a 3-way merge utility.

Thanks.  I thought of that.  Not the problem. I checked only to understand
the cause of the problem.  Even if it was the problem, company policy would
not have allowed disabling virus scanning on *any* folder accessible to
users.  And since the condition is catchable bzr should shut down gracefully
instead of dumping an uncaught exception.  Not everyone using bzr is a

I have submitted a patch and a merge request on BundleBuggy if you're

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