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  • New Feature - Search in Files

    Hi team,
    I suggest a new feature for Beyond Compare

    Find files by:
    Content: some text or using Regexp,
    Optional Filters: modified date or created date with range dates.

    Thanks in advance

  • #2

    How does the Folder Compare's Session menu -> Session Settings, Other Filters: New + filter: Exclude Files, Not Containing: "Find This text" work for you?
    In order to Find text, you'll have to Exclude Not Containing text, or you can Exclude Containing text to remove any files with that text. This allows you to work with the Folder Compare and filter based on text content.

    Other Filters also has date filtering on Modified date (not created). You can make multiple filters: one Older than and one Newer than for a range.

    The Tools menu -> Edit Text File (text editor) also has a Search menu -> Find In Files to pull up a list of files containing specific text.
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3
      Thanks Aaron for the tip,
      but I would like search in "comparison folder" view,

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      It will be as this:

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      then I click on new button "Search In Files":
      immediately it shows me "selected" file for first match.

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      I hope that you understand me this new feature.
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      • #4

        While the Other Filter: Exclude Not Containing does not hop through the list one item at a time, if you enable it it will only show those items, which you can then navigate to one at a time. You can temporarily Suppress Filters toggle to see the full data set, then disable to return to only the items with the content found.
        Aaron P Scooter Software