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    Question 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?

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    Hello,

    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

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    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?

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    Hello,

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

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    Hello Aaron,

    That would be great, Thanks.

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    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.

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    Hello,

    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

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