DOS windows popping up when comparing files

Bug #1830077 reported by Volker on 2019-05-22
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Bug Description


I am running Texttest under Windows and encountered an issue when I run it in interactive mode from within the UI. When I run my test suite and differences are recognized, DOS boxes from diff.exe are popping up for a second and than vanishes. The problem is that these boxes are taking control on the cursor preventing me to do anything else when running the testsuite.

How can this be avoided?

Searching the web I found some hints how one can avoid these boxes but they all didn't worked out. The last thins I did was writing a small Visual Basic script calling at the end of the day diff.exe from tkdiff. In VB there is an option to suppress the DOS boxes from diff.exe but now I get the boxes from cscript.exe, the program to launch my vbs script.

If there is no way I would suggest to add a possibility to avoid this. There are some web sites explaining how DOS windows can be avoided when called from a Python program such as
subprocess.check_call(["ping", ""], shell=True)


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