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  • How to ignore orphaned lines?

    When I compare two folders I have the option to show Diffs, Left orphans, Right orphans, no orphans etc. VERY useful. I am currently working to diagnose two CentOS 7 machines. On one I can compile a particular program and on the other one I cannot. I have two lists containing the packages installed on each machine. I am comparing the files in BC. I would like to ignore orphans on one machine as it has a lot of extra software installed. I am trying to focus on only differences as I believe I have a package version issue.

    Is there any way to view only lines which are different between two files?

    TIA,

    Ken

  • #2
    Yea, in the upper status bar where you can switch between All, Differences, Same: right-click and switch from Favorites to Toggles. You can then toggle on or off individual different types (Left, Right, Diffs (Both)) as well as Same, in any combination.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Thank you Aaron!

      That will help tremendously.

      Ken

      p.s. Beyond Compare came through although not as I described in my original post. I find that if I dowlnload and unpack the source code tarball for the latest release I can compile and install the program (HandBrake - a video decoder). If I clone git hub per the instructions on the HandBrake web site I cannot compile it. Beyond Compare shows me a LOT of differences between what is in git hub and what is in the tarball. Thanks to all at Scooter Software for a fantastic product.

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      • #4
        Appreciated! Comparing two similar code bases (in any location or archive) is a core scenario we intend to handle well.

        If it helps, you can update the Importance of items in a child Text Compare session from the Folder Compare, and Use for all files in parent session, to provide a customized layer of Importance/Unimportance for a Folder Compare's Rules-based scan. This could help limit the results returned in the Folder Compare to only files that contain differences you consider Important for review.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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