Simple compare files.

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Simple compare files.

Postby DoyleChris » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:46 am

I am trying to copy files and folders to a server, and there are alot of them (over 100GB). and i was wondering is there a quick way to compare the files and folders without doing a line to line comparison on the files.

I just need to know what is on the server, compared to whats on my computer, and copy over or save the latest files by date and time.

But i cant find where to do a simple compare of files in the program.
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Re: Simple compare files.

Postby LongtimeUser » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:31 am

I believe what you are looking for is the options page for comparing folders.

http://manual.winmerge.org/Configuratio ... are_folder

Click Edit / Options / Folder

Then the dropdown for Compare method to choose the method you want to use.

See the link above for an explanation of how each method works. Based on your post, I believe you're looking for "Modified Date". You may want to consider the option checkbox for ignoring differences less than 3 seconds, and you may want to consider using Modified Date and Size rather than just Modified Date.
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