BeyondCompare is a comparison tool for directories and text and some MS-Office files, giving a side by side view of differences between directories or differences in an individual file.

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Auto-compare contents during folder compare without having to open files first?

I am using folder compare mode in Beyond Compare to view files with content differences in batch, but it seems that content differences aren't acquired until you open the file first. I understand the ...
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How to configure BeyondCompare to use Latin1 or ISO/IEC 8859-1 Encoding?

I would like inform BeyondCompare that the encoding of my file is Latin1 or ISO 8859-1. How can I do this?
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How to suppress the “Quick Compare” dialog window when running from command line?

When I use Process.Start() in my .NET app to open two text files in Beyond Compare, the Quick Compare dialog box pops up. I want to suppress this and have it go straight into text compare mode. It ...
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Beyond compare hanging

I have been using beyond compare for several years. It is a pretty nice diff tool. This morning it started hanging, even when launching it with no arguments: bcompare I uninstalled: yum ...
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Auto-Compare Archives Beyond Compare 4

I am using Beyond Compare 4 to compare two folders. One folder contains the actual output from a script I wrote and the other one contains the expected output. The thing is that those two folders ...
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BC3 - Folder Compare shows files as 'Binary different', though differences are unimportant?

I am trying to compare a folder with a zip file to see if there are any meaningful differences between the source files they contain. I have set my compare to ignore the folder structure for ...
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How do I encode a hyphen in a Bash terminal's open command?

I'm trying to write a small script that launches Beyond Compare when I do an svn diff. I got it working up until so far: open -a /Applications/Beyond\ Compare.app "$6" "$7" To get the full ...
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How to compare Word Documents (Unknown relation)

How do I compare two word documents that are related, but I do not know exactly how. (Different filenames, different filesizes) Everything I can find about comparing seems to be abut different ...
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Running beyond compare 3 from mercurial

I need to run beyond compare using mercurial. I have tried this (in the .hgrc). [extensions] hgext.extdiff= [extdiff] cmd.vdiff = C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe which works; but ...
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How do I diff incoming changesets with Beyond Compare 4 and hg?

I have been using the mercurial and Beyond Compare 4 tools together for about 2 weeks now and feel fairly confident in my usage, however I still seem to have a problem when comparing incoming ...
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Is it possible to binary compare folders and ignore filenames

I would like to compare 2 folders full of images with binary compare that ignores file names. This means each image would have to be compared with every image in the other folder. I Can't figure out ...
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Configure Git to use Beyond Compare for image diff

Because we work with a number of sprites, the kind of specialised diff views provided by Beyond Compare would be ideal to see which one of 2 versions I'm after when conflicts arise. I've already ...
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git difftool doesn't launch Beyond Compare from Powershell or command prompt

I'm trying to use Beyond Compare 3 as my diff tool with git. I configured git with the following commands: (source: Using Beyond Compare With Version Control Systems) git config --global diff.tool ...
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Can't align in Beyond Compare

I have two Excel (.xls) files that I'm comparing using Beyond Compare 3. When a record is different, it's messing up the alignment, and it doesn't fix itself for several records, so I'd like to ...
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Beyond-compare wont ignore line-breaks?

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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GUI Software To Compare Two Files, Get “Clean” Export of Differences?

Is there a way to do a "clean" export of the differences between files? Not a diff, or even a formatted report... just a clean .CSV/.XLS/etc export. This is for people that are non-technical; we have ...
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How to compare files with partially matching file names? (tools/software?)

Is there a tool/software to do this? I use Beyond Compare and am advised that the regex features it provides might make this possible, but I've not seen a working solution yet. Background, I'm ...
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How to configure BeyondCompare to mark newline differences as unimportant?

Newline additions in the middle of a line in BeyondCompare are marked as important. I want them to become unimportant. How to do that? Example: A: <img src="a.gif"/> B: <img src="...
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How to compare mp3, flac audio data in a file, ignoring header data (ID3 tag) etc.?

I've backed up some audio files up in 2 places and added ID3 tags into one backup but not the other, since time has passed my own memory has faded on whether the backups are actually the same, but now ...
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Bash command not found (trying to integrate Beyond Compare with Mercurial and using it within Cygwin)

I'm trying to integrate beyond compare with mercurial and I've copy & pasted the necessary lines from the Using Beyond Compare with Version Control Systems page for mercurial into my .hgrc file ...