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  1. #11

    Default I could really do with this feature too

    I've got a clunky solution though!

    see attachment for a vbs that will do it.
    Last edited by Aaron; 27-May-2010 at 04:07 PM.

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    Can you provide some idea of how to use this or how it works?

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    Thanks for the template. It looks like a decent skeleton, but seems to have some code in it customized for you personally, such as URL locations and emailing a log to jeremy@beweb. I've commented out a few lines and reattached it.

    I would not recommend our users simply run this vbscript. However, if you are familiar with VBScript, feel free to modify the code to your purposes. This file is *NOT* supported by Scooter Software, and I would only recommend its use if you are familiar with VBScript and are comfortable modifying and using another programmers code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    That feature [URL comparison] is available in the current version of BC3 for the Text Compare session type. Simply type the http address to the file to display the text.

    The Folder Compare still requires FTP access, and does not support http browsing.
    I am currently using 3.3.5 build 15075 on Windows. I tried the following:
    1. start BC3, get session screen
    2. select Session -> New Session -> Text Compare
    3. get empty text comparison screen
    4. Enter two different URLs in the file name entry fields
    5. Press enter to start the comparison
    6. Both panes in the comparison show message, "File Not Found (<URL from that pane>)"


    If URL comparison is currently available, then what am I doing wrong?

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    That sounds like an appropriate method. Are you able to paste in an easily testable website, such as:
    http://google.com
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    Aaron,
    I tried with "http://example.com" and "http://example.org" (which each redirect to to identical error messages) and that worked. I am thinking that the previous example fails because the BC3 session cannot retrieve the URLs. They are addresses of logs on a Hudson server which has security turned on, requiring a userid and password for access. I was able to export my cookies from Chrome to a standard netscape format usable by wget, and was able to retrieve the files from the command line that way.

    I tried putting a copy of the cookies.txt file in BC3's install directory, but no joy. Is BC3 capable of using the cookies.txt file, or password authenticating in any way?
    Last edited by kcalman; 24-Jan-2013 at 03:41 PM.

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    BC3's Check for Updates uses your current Internet Explorer settings. It is likely this might be similar. Can you configure Internet Explorer to be able to access these files?
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    1. Started IE9, logged into the web page
    2. clicked on target URLs to test getability, worked
    3. copied URLs from IE and pasted in the new text compare session as before
    4. Press enter, get error messages, "File Not Found" in both panes


    Should this work on a Linux host? Is there a particular Browser I should use to seed the cookies?

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    Hello,

    We may not be able to support this type of security and connection at this time. We definitely don't look for any additional cookies or files in the BC3 Install directory. If we are able to load already saved credentials, it would need to be part of Windows (Explorer or maybe Internet Explorer).
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    Hey Comparistas,
    Its been more than 10 years (!) since my original request, what is the status of direct entry general URL comparison capability?

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