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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: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10092538/how-to-ignore-line-breaks

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 Key Jun 3 at 13:39
@AlexKey superuser.com/a/522468/98191 –  Royi Namir Jun 7 at 9:01
Thanks @RoyiNamir I completely forgot about that plugin. –  Alex Key Jun 9 at 8:14

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