Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

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Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby dirkw01 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:16 am

Hello.

I have to compare two directory-trees of C-source-files (*.c + *.h).
Many of those files are only different within the C-comment (version-control-info).
But I want to see in the 'directory view' only the "really" different files.

So I checked "Filter comments". This is working well when I compare two single files; resulting in 'The selected files are identical'.

BUT in the 'directory view' WinMerge says 'Text files are different'.

I even have activated the plugins including 'IngnoreCommentsC.dll' to no positive result.

Please help me.
Kind regards
Dirk
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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby matthias1955 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:32 pm

are your files unicode not UTF8!, than it is possible. See bugreport
#2801578 full contents does not handle unicodefile in folder compare
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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby dirkw01 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:51 am

Thanx for the answer/question.

NO, those files have absolutely 'normal' ASCII-characters.

From my point of view, the directory-compare seems NOT to regard the activated filters, which are in function at the file-compare.

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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby matthias1955 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:43 pm

so create a bug report and upload these two files (or partsof same) and your filters, Winmerge settings, so we can crosscheck.
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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby dirkw01 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:46 am

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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby matthias1955 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:17 pm

now it's clear thtat's not working in folder compare, see my answer at bug report.
Use linefilters or version 2.13.9 with plugin. That will do the job.
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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby dirkw01 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:57 am

I have tried to install the 2.13.9, BUT I get an error during install.

There is already a bug report. See http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2908419&group_id=13216&atid=113216.

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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby matthias1955 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:38 am

I don't have vista.
Maybe you have to restart Windows and than install again.
I had the same problem in XP, as Windows seams to keep the dll in ram during the session.
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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby dirkw01 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:45 am

That doesn't help either.

I have tried to install it on a 'clean' PC, where there was NO WinMerge installed before. Same error.

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Re: Files are same in file compare but NOT in dir compare

Postby matthias1955 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:40 pm

As you have seen meanwhile the version 2.13.9 is not running at all. use version 2.13.8. Till we have a newer one.
Will work for you also. So you can use the new function prediff in folder compare.
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