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    I have the following script:
    log normal append:"log.log"
    load "" "D:\path"
    filter "test.ftp;-*\"
    criteria size timestamp:60sec;IgnoreDST
    sync create-empty mirror:left->right
    option confirm:yes-to-all
    , which I call with the command:
    "C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 4\BCompare.exe" "@script.txt" /closescript /silent
    and I get the following in the log:
    1/12/2015 3:00:14 p.m.  >> log normal append:"log.log"
    1/12/2015 3:00:14 p.m.  >> load "ftp://user:********@ftp.sitɓ韼׋  鱌劀ɓ頤׋  ꗘ劀ɓ뽜ּ  Ꝩ劀ɓꌜׁ  ꪘ劀ɓ
    1/12/2015 3:00:14 p.m.  Unable to load Attempted to open a "%" dialog when running silently
    1/12/2015 3:00:14 p.m.  Load comparison:  <-> D:\path
    1/12/2015 3:00:14 p.m.  Fatal Scripting Error: Unable to load base folder
    1/12/2015 3:00:14 p.m.  Script completed in 0.02 seconds
    What am I doing wrong?

    Beyond Compare 4
    Version 4.0.7 (build 19761)

  • #2

    Silent suppresses all dialogs, including error messages or prompts. There may be a security prompt you need to Connect And Remember once for your specific server.

    Please remove silent, then try again as that will give more feedback. Once it is working without silent, we can then add that back in for regular running.

    If you can let us know which dialog you are hitting, please post a screenshot. We can then help improve the error message.
    Last edited by Aaron; 01-Dec-2015, 10:16 AM.
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3
      Hi Aaron,

      Thanks for the response.

      Attached is what appears when I run without /silent - it is the Enter Password dialog, with the password already populated, and if I click OK everything works successfully.

      I would think that with option confirm:yes-to-all that this dialog would get accepted when running with /silent?
      Attached Files


      • #4

        Thanks for that info and update. This is actually fixed in the most recent release of BC 4.1.2. You can update to any 4.x update for free as a 4.x user, from our website or the Help menu -> Check for Updates.
        Aaron P Scooter Software