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  • Is it easier to ignore svn keywords in BC4?

    Hi

    I like BC3 a lot, but one of the things I struggle with is ignoring svn keywords in comparisons. Is the handling of grammar, and ignoring keywords in particular, made any easier in BC4?

    Best regards

    David

  • #2
    Yes, we added a new session setting called Unimportant Text. Here you can set the keywords as Unimportant, and set these as the Session Setting Defaults for all sessions, regardless of the File Format used. To define, go to the Home screen, in the saved sessions list, expand the New folder, select Text Compare (and Text Merge if needed), and define them in the Importance tab: Unimportant section.

    You can install the trial of BC4 without removing or altering BC3. This way, you can test out any features before purchase is necessary.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aaron View Post
      Yes, we added a new session setting called Unimportant Text. Here you can set the keywords as Unimportant, and set these as the Session Setting Defaults for all sessions, regardless of the File Format used. To define, go to the Home screen, in the saved sessions list, expand the New folder, select Text Compare (and Text Merge if needed), and define them in the Importance tab: Unimportant section.
      .
      Would I still define the unimportant text by a regular expression? For example would I enter the following?

      ^.*\$(Id|DateTime|Author|Change):.*$

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      • #4
        Yes, this session setting also supports regular expressions, just like defining a File Format grammar.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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        • #5
          Hi

          This is not working as expected for me (using BC4).

          I am comparing two files:

          File1.c contains:

          ************************************************** ****************************
          *
          * $Id: Encoder.c 4 2014-08-13 15:11:52Z me$
          *
          ************************************************** ****************************

          File2.c contains:

          ************************************************** ****************************
          *
          * $Id: Encoder.c,v 1.3.6.1.6.2 2010/10/11 12:57:01 him $
          *
          ************************************************** ****************************

          I have specified the following unimportant text for Text Compare in the home screen:

          ^.*\$(Id|DateTime|Author|Change):.*$

          But the svn keyword string is shown as different between the two files.

          Any idea what I am doing wrong please?

          Best regards

          David

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          • #6
            Hello,

            Copying/Pasting and using these two sample files, then going to the Session Settings, Importance tab, and add a New Unimportant, of ^.*\$(Id|DateTime|Author|Change):.*$, with "Regular Expression" enabled. This marks the difference as Blue text/Unimportant. At this point, blue can be ignored with the Ignore Unimportant toggle, which changes blue text to black text.

            If you are still having trouble, could you email us at support@scootersoftware.com with
            - your BCSupport.zip from the Help menu -> Support; Export
            - A full screen screenshot
            - a pair of sample files from the screenshot
            Aaron P Scooter Software

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