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  • File Compare => Copy complete file

    I'm comparing two text files with some important and a lot of ignored unimportant differences. When these important differences are acceptable I'd like to copy the whole file from one side to the other (like I would do a copy and paste in Windows explorer).
    Is this possible in BC4?

  • #2

    If launched from a parent Folder Compare, the Text Compare's Search menu -> Copy File To Left and Open Next Difference will be a visible command.

    Or from the Folder Compare, you can select a file and Copy to Side.
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3
      Hi Aaron,

      Thanks for your quick reply.
      I know that it's possible in Folder Compare. But I only compare two single files.
      I guess that would be a feature request then?


      • #4

        Certainly, I can add that to our Customer Wishlist.
        Aaron P Scooter Software


        • #5
          Hello Aaron,

          That would be great, Thanks.


          • #6
            I second this.
            And more suggestions:
            + It should work in all file compares.
            + It should also work for the pair with different filenames.

            Currently I have to do such steps:
            Compare Parent Folders;
            (Align the pair if needed; )
            Copy to Side.

            Currently "Copy File To Left/Right and Open Next Difference" command works only for the aligned pair.
            Please also improve it.

            Besides, such a "Copy File to Left/Right" command would bring more benefits:
            Can keep the file timestamps.
            Can copy non-editable files.
            A fast and convenient way to view and update a single backup file.

            Really hope to see it soon.

            Another suggestion:
            Sometimes "Exchange" commands are also needed in Text Compare,
            Not only for the whole file,
            But also for the text.


            • #7

              Given the type of comparison structure and extensive work needed, it is unlikely this would be a feature that we could tackle soon. It's something on our radar, but not something that we'll be able to include short-term.
              Aaron P Scooter Software