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    SELinux uses *.te files as the rules files and these are normal text files. BC, however, thinks they are terse executables and won't compare them unless I do it with the RMB menu. This is a workable solution in normal cases but when I use git difftool I simply can't use BC with these files at all.

    I can't figure out a way to change the behaviour of BC in this case. I have never seen a terse executable (at least I can't remember) so I'm perfectly happy to remove it from the archive file types but is this possible?

  • #2

    Definitely possible and no problem; let's help get you the details. Navigate to the Tools menu -> Options dialog (or Beyond Compare menu -> Preferences if on a Mac), and go to the "Archive Types" tab. Scroll down the list to Terse Executable and remove the *.te mask from the definition. Then fully Quit and restart the BC4 application and they'll no longer be considered an archive type.
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3
      Ah, thanks. I didn't realise I can edit the mask. I just tried to find some button to remove the whole archive type.