Actions > Compare Contents
In the Actions menu, the Compare Contents command performs content comparisons on the selected pairs of files to determine if they match.
Content comparison methods
CRC comparison compares files using their CRC values.
Binary comparison compares files byte-by-byte.
Rules-based comparison compares files based on their file format associations. It allows you to define unimportant differences, such as changes in whitespace or source code comments. A rules-based comparison can also ignore differences in file encoding or line endings.
Results of content comparisons
CRC and Binary comparisons return one of these results:
Rules-based comparisons have a built-in binary comparison and return one of these results:
When content comparisons are performed
Content comparisons are performed:
•when a folder session is loaded, and its session settings call for automatic content comparisons
•explicitly, when the Compare Contents command is used
•when a pair of files is opened in a file session