What's New in Oxygen XML Scripting 24

October 18, 2021

Related version: 24.1    

Oxygen XML Scripting version 24.0 offers updates and improvements for some of the scripts that are available to provide a variety of functions that can be scheduled or triggered using a command-line tool on Windows, Linux, or macOS. This release brings the possibility of generating various types of comparison reports, a new merge option, several improvements for the file and directory comparison scripts, a brand new script that can be used to batch format and indent multiple files at once, as well as other updates and bug fixes.

Scripting

The all platforms distribution of Oxygen is bundled with a scripts sub-folder that contains scripts for automating and running various utilities from a command line interface. To run any of these scripts, you need to purchase a scripting license.

Generate HTML Reports for the File Comparison Script

When using the Compare Files script, a new output format is available to generate the comparison result as an HTML file, for both 2-way and 3-way comparison. You can visualize the differences side-by-side and you can filter them by type. For details, see Scripting Oxygen: Compare Files.

Generate HTML Reports for the Directories Comparison Script

When using the Compare Directories script, a new output format is available to generate the comparison result as an HTML file. It also is possible to generate separate comparison reports for all modified file pairs. For details, see Scripting Oxygen: Compare Directories.

New Merge Option for File and Directory Comparison

When using the Compare Directories or Compare Files scripts for 3-way comparisons, the -merge argument can now be used to perform a merge operation that is similar to the same process in any version control system. After the comparison, a report is created that provides details about the changes that were made. You can also use the -mergeout argument to specify a directory path where to save the output results of the merge operation.

Improvements to the File and Directory Comparison Scripts

When using the Compare Files or Compare Directories script, you can now specify the file or directory paths with a URL. Also, you now have the ability to specify a path to a base file or directory to do 3-way comparisons. In addition, you can optionally specify the content type to force file handling for a specific type of file.

Batch Format and Indent Multiple Files at Once

A new command-line script (batchFormatAndIndent) is now available that can be used to format and indent multiple files at once. You can add numerous options as arguments to control which files and settings should be used for the operation. For details, see Scripting Oxygen: Format and Indent Files.