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Diff_Ignore Initialization Variable

Visual Studio 2005

Controls the factors that Visual SourceSafe ignores when determining differences between files.

Diff_Ignore = <list of factors>

The following table defines the possible factors that Visual SourceSafe can ignore during a determination of differences.


Specifies case sensitivity.


Specifies end-of-line characters.


Specifies small differences.


Specifies white space changes.

The list of factors is composed of these four factors, with a hyphen after any variable that should not be ignored. The default is to display all the factors except for E.

Sets this variable to the default, which is to ignore end-of-line differences, and display all others:

Diff_Ignore = c-es-w-