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This utility was written late at night at a customer site to help me
determine the difference between INI settings on a machine that was
configured correctly and a machine that was not executing an application
correctly. Originally, it just sorted two INI files so that they could easily be
It has been expanded to do the following additional tasks:
- Find syntax errors related to comment fields in an INI file.
- Find duplicate section blocks in an INI file.
- Find duplicate keys within section blocks of an INI file.
- Sort INI files so that you can use
Windiff.exe to see how they differ.
- Merge two INI files into a third.
- Replace system paths like
when it is appropriate.
How to use it
Just run the exe from a command line to see example usage and documentation.
The basic format is as follows:
C:\Mytools\MergeINIFiles.exe "C:\DominantFile.INI C:\Suplimental.INI C:\Merged.INI"
Because we mostly launch this tool via InstallShield, there is no GUI,
unless the files contain errors or the parameters are incorrect.
The INI files are read as text files so that comments are included in the
result set. The program is a simple,
CFile reads the text,
holds the text and
CMap compares the text.
I maintain no rights or restrictions on this code. It was not plagiarized
from any other source. This utility was written using a Wizard generated SDI
framework. It was created using VC 5.0.