I'm trying to get grip of mergemaster.
Either my logic is up-side-down or mergemaster is not so intuitive,
but learning mergemaster seems a tough process for me.
My problem now:
# mergemaster -v
This does some things, and then presents me a list of files that
are only in my installed /etc directory. Ok, understand that.
It then also takes me file by file to make a decision as:
Use 'd' to delete the temporary ./etc/hosts
Use 'i' to install the temporary ./etc/hosts
Use 'm' to merge the temporary and installed versions
Use 'v' to view the diff results again
Using 'd' or 'i' works alright, but 'm' is totally uncomprehensive.
E.g. I want to merge with my original /etc/hosts file, which has
my own list of ips/hosts When typing 'm', I enter sdiff, which talks
about a left and a right version, totally out-of-the-blue:
l: use the left version
r: use the right version
e l: edit then use the left version
e r: edit then use the right version
e b: edit then use the left and right versions concatenated
e: edit a new version
s: silently include common lines
v: verbosely include common lines
What is left and right in the mergemaster context???
'man sdiff' doesn't seem to help out here.
I've tried a bit (I typed 'v' and 'q'), but then found /etc/hosts
Any idea where I went wrong?