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  • use "Ignore Folder Structure: option in command line

    Hi,
    Is there an option to set folder display filter "Ignore Folder Structure" when running BC from script?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Hello,

    Not directly in script. However, you can configure a blank, new saved Folder Compare session with the option set, then load it as a base level of settings. You can then load folders into it:

    log verbose "c:\bclog.txt"
    load "session name"
    load "c:\folder1" "c:\folder2"
    folder-report layout:side-by-side output-to:"c:\bcreports.txt"

    Where "session name" is a saved Folder Compare session with no folders but Ignore Folder Structure set.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Maybe I'm wrong but I think it's a good practice to add "switches" before "parameters". Also the man page of rsync reports --exclude usable as with the "=" syntax or without. So to standarize across operating systems, I'd use rsync -av --progress --exclude="thefoldertoexclude" sourcefolder /destinationfolder - anyway upvote for the rsync instead of the find, as you can easily use absolute paths for the source while in the find it's trickier as it uses the {} in the dst.

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      • #4
        Expanding on our arguments and script options is something on our wishlist. We just don't currently have the "Ignore Folder Structure" flag, but do load all options when loading a session, so loading the session is the workaround. We also have a list of command line options, but generally our script is multiplatform, too, as well as passing in any text variables from the command line that can insert into scripting.

        Example:
        bcompare.exe "@c:\bcscript.txt" "c:\folder1path" "c:\folder2path"

        the text of the paths can then be accessed in script with %1 and %2. Documented in our Help file -> Using Beyond Compare -> Scripting.
        Last edited by Aaron; 07-Dec-2016, 12:37 PM. Reason: Example
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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