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    Folder compare would be much easier if SubFolders were listed alphabetically. This is how NTDMatch (& Dirmatch)
    display, and finding Subfolders is much faster.
    Can this already be done? (I am new to Beyond compare)

  • #2
    Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

    BC does list folders alphabetically. However, folders within subfolders are listed separately.

    As an example, if the folder structure is:

    top level subfolders a, b.

    a has subfolders x, y.

    b has subfolders c, d.

    Do you want Beyond Compare to list the subfolders in c, d, x, y order, ignoring the names of their parent folders?

    In the future, we're considering adding a flattened folder comparison, that lists files in name order, regardless of their folder structures, but it won't take into account subfolder names. Will this meet your needs?
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

      I have now discovered (on reinstallation) that BC2 does
      list subdirs alphabetically. It must have been a glitch!

      Another problem which I cant correct is on "Open With" programs:
      I have two programs of form:
      G:\V\E\EDITPAD\EditPdN,exe "%f1" "%f2"
      with Multiple Instances checked & Accepts Files only

      It seems that ONLY path\filename in 1st directory is sent
      I think 2nd parm refers to 1st dir - NOT SECOND dir pane?
      Am I doing something wrong??

      Many thanks for help
      TWmailrec

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      • #4
        Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

        This looks like a bug.

        As a workaround, try using this instead:

        G:\V\E\EDITPAD\EditPdN,exe "%f" "%f"

        If you pass %f twice, it will pass the second/right filename the second time.

        I'll add the %f1 %f2 issue to our bug list to be fixed.
        Chris K Scooter Software

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        • #5
          Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

          To: Chris K Scooter Software

          I tried passing %f twice, but it didnt pass the second/right filename the second time. If you didnt find the same problem, I use the same Autohotkey .exe program to parse the parameters and it seems to work fine on other programs??

          --------------------
          TWmailrec

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          • #6
            Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

            Are you using the current (2.4.1) release of BC?

            Do you have files on both sides selected when you use Actions|Open With?
            Chris K Scooter Software

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            • #7
              Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

              Beyond Compare:

              My mistake! I didnt reralise that both sides need to be selected, unlike NTDMatch.
              Since this can be set in Options|Open with, & since File compare doesnt require both sides
              to be selected, shouldnt this be changed?

              Thanks for your help,

              Tim Winston
              TWmailrec@aol.com
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              • #8
                Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

                This is intended behavior.

                This way you can only select two files on the left side, then use Open With to open only the two left side files in the external program.

                This matches the way selection works for Actions|Compare Contents.
                Chris K Scooter Software

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                • #9
                  Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

                  If only ONE file is selected, (the program should know this)
                  and 2 parms specified on "Open with" command tail AND
                  file of the same name exist on the other pane, the DEFAULT
                  could still select both panes without loss of flexibilty.
                  I think this might be preferable.

                  TWmailrec

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                  • #10
                    Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

                    I think the current behavior is intended.

                    If you specify an Open With command "foo.exe" "%f" "%f", with only one file selected, it will open just the selected file. If you select two files, it will open both of the files.

                    This gives you flexibility to only specify an Open With command once, but you can use it to open an individual file, or open a pair of files.
                    Chris K Scooter Software

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                    • #11
                      Re: List Subdirectories alphabetically

                      If that was what was intended, so be it!
                      Tim

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