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I have this comparison :

I want those line to be treated equal.

but it showes me they are different.

I already applied those settings :

What am I doing wrong ?

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I'm afraid it is not possible:

even if you're ignoring line breaks, it won't treat the non-ignored text on separate lines as being continuous across line breaks.

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you right. look at my answer – Royi Namir Jan 29 '13 at 16:05

this is not possible

I got an email from the company itself :

Sorry, it isn't possible to ignore line breaks.

This means:

one two



will always show as differences.

Comparison across line breaks is on our wish list for a future version of Beyond Compare.

Best Regards, Chris Kennedy Scooter Software

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It would be especially useful for diffing xml, where the line break doesn't matter (ish). – Alex KeySmith Jun 3 '14 at 13:39
@AlexKey – Royi Namir Jun 7 '14 at 9:01
Thanks @RoyiNamir I completely forgot about that plugin. – Alex KeySmith Jun 9 '14 at 8:14

I was also hoping that beyond compare would have something like this built in. Looks like it doesn't.

The best solution I have found to do this is to use some kind of code formatter on both sides. This allows you to compare real changes in the code. For javascript, I use JSBeautify.

For Java you could probably use your editor's built in beautifier or something like this:

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