Re: Golden Files and Session IDs

From: Jason Lee <>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:34:04 -0600

On 2/4/08, Roger Kitain <> wrote:
> You should be able to specify what gets ignored during the golden file
> comparison.
> Take a look at build-tests.xml to see how ignore is used.

According to Ryan, the session ID is actually ignored, and that appears to
be the case. After a little digging, it appears that the EOL characters are
causing problems. Out of the box, diff -u gets me something like this
(edited for space):


After forcing the text files to be the same format (I forced them both to
unix, via the file command and cygwin), diff -u shows just the diffs I would
expect. I committed my change to 1.2 rolling. Ryan said he'd test the
change on a real OS (my words, though everyone's sentiment I would guess :)
and merge the change into HEAD.

rlubke++ :)

Jason Lee, SCJP
Software Architect -- Objectstream, Inc.
Mojarra and Mojarra Scales Dev Team