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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Using Beyond Compare to diff images on Win 7 command line

Can I use Beyond Compare on Windows 7 command line (cmd or Cygwin) to compare 2 images' content (their file format could vary, so I can't use a byte comparison) in a batch file? If so, how do I ...
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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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Is there a way to save my current text comparison without saving each file?

I was under the impression that Save Workspace and Save Session would take whatever I am working on and save it in a format proprietary to Beyond Compare so that I could open a single file later and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...