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Tony -- Had a thought from a discussion going on the CVSNT list now. Will EVS be able to have plugins added or commands 'expanded' such that the diff command can be expanded to have custom handlers? For example Word docs, but even broader for other specific binary file types. This could enable us to leverage the WinMerge diff binaries in a different context, the command line diff command. Granted it wouldn't apply to patches or merging, but would make viewing diffs more accessible to things like notification email, issue tracking integration, and of course the (humble) command line users. I know you talked about the expandability in terms of adding new commands -- I suppose this could be done as a custom command but that might not allow for the issue tracking / notification email stuff. I also know it could absolutely kill server performance, but the advantages of seeing the essence of changes in convenient context could be worth it.... and of course it wouldn't have to be turned on. ... and there is a good argument about the 'essence of change' being captured in the message. OK, so this is a theoretical question then -- can you extend and expand individual commands, or would a replacement be more in order, and can it be done? Regards, -- Glen Starrett Technical Account Manager, North America March Hare Software, LLC http://march-hare.com/cvspro/