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by AlexL
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Pure binary comparison (byte by byte). All bytes
Replies: 11
Views: 21077

Re: Pure binary comparison (byte by byte). All bytes

Colleague just asked me to show difference in binary files (using simple byte-to-byte view), and appeared that I still can't do it in ExamDiff Pro v4.5. I voted for it in wish list, but this fact did not help my colleague. Is it implemented in v5 (I don't have it yet)? Or is it going to be implement...
by AlexL
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: ExamDiff options are ignored
Replies: 10
Views: 23731

Re: ExamDiff options are ignored

I'm not sure what you are suggesting. ExamDiff Pro reads its options from the Registry by default, and from either a session (via command line), session file (via command line), or command line arguments. All of these methods already exist. By the way, can we control "View -> Use Ignores Optio...
by AlexL
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: ExamDiff options are ignored
Replies: 10
Views: 23731

Re: ExamDiff options are ignored

Is it possible to override the GUI setting with a command line option? No, it's not. When we launch ExamDiff Pro, it takes options from somewhere (e.g., from configuration file, from registry, from session configuration, etc.). I suggest to add command line to these places, from which the applicati...
by AlexL
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Out of memory error
Replies: 14
Views: 14227

Re: Out of memory error

MSpagni wrote:...So, what can I do to compare huge binary files?
I think I'll do a porting to windows of my old DOS "COMP" clone...
You should do this: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1208#p3142 (see the last post in that thread).
by AlexL
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: How do I detect file diffs only yes/no ?
Replies: 4
Views: 7310

Re: How do I detect file diffs only yes/no ?

Or just use "fc /b File1 File2".
by AlexL
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: How do I detect file diffs only yes/no ?
Replies: 4
Views: 7310

Re: How do I detect file diffs only yes/no ?

pstein wrote:I want to compare occasionally two very big (binary) files or two directories which contain very big (binary) files.
Very big means > 300 MB
...
Currently the comparisons are very very long running....
By the way, maybe this topic will also help you to decrease comparison time.
by AlexL
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: ignoring lines with certain content
Replies: 6
Views: 9605

Re: ignoring lines with certain content

...ignore the first N lines of the file... For this you should pass your files through a command line Unix-like command: tail +3 YourFile.txt will output your file from line 3 (skipping first two lines). If you manage to organize the command above as a filter (or write such filter in, say, Perl), y...
by AlexL
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Missing update
Replies: 14
Views: 13481

Re: Missing update

...I suppose we could, instead of the "Time difference to ignore" option, use a different setting, or simply hardcode it to 2 seconds (which appears to be a safe number) but this a rarely an issue. I'd like to return your attention to the following fragment again: ... File A.txt on FAT32:...
by AlexL
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Missing update
Replies: 14
Views: 13481

Re: Missing update

But the quoted fragment may point to some problem. ...since it appears that there is no "official" way to detect if the copy went ok... This is also questionable. You don't need to know if copy finished ok. You only need to know when to update panels (it may happen several times even befo...
by AlexL
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Missing update
Replies: 14
Views: 13481

Re: Missing update

I did not try to reproduce the problem, but the following fragment is a bit suspicious: ... File A.txt on FAT32: 36.262 KB 02/17/2010 19:46:36 Changed File A.txt on NTFS: 36.256 KB 02/17/2010 21:59:25 Changed Copying file A.txt via EDP from NTFS to FAT32. Copy ok, but EDP says they are still differe...
by AlexL
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Ignore known differences
Replies: 11
Views: 10920

Re: Ignore known differences

Our problem is merging changes between branches of source code where one (or more) of the branches was refactored with huge number of renames Of course, but this is generalized definition (without details), not exact definition. Exact and detailed definition implies knowledge of all possible differ...
by AlexL
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Ignore known differences
Replies: 11
Views: 10920

Re: Ignore known differences

Well, in order to give the exact answer, we should have the exact definition of the problem. I still feel that I don't know it. And of course, you can write some script in Perl (or use any other way to create script or executable) and declare it as a plugin in EDP. There are also several pre-written...
by AlexL
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Ignore known differences
Replies: 11
Views: 10920

Re: Ignore known differences

If I understood you right, you gave 8 lines (2 in the previous email, and 6 in the latest email), where only second line from the first email should be different, while all other seven lines should be equal: First file: processReqNewOrder(ReqNewOrder *req, ...) processReqNewOrder(ReqNewOrder *req, ....
by AlexL
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Ignore known differences
Replies: 11
Views: 10920

Re: Ignore known differences

If you turn ON the option "Parts matching regular expression", and insert there (ReqNewOrder)|(CreateOrderReq) you will get first line identical, and second line different (from totally two lines in each file). Is this what you wanted? Another variant of the mentioned option (implies somet...
by AlexL
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: ExamDiff Pro
Topic: Ignore known differences
Replies: 11
Views: 10920

Re: Ignore known differences

Thank you for the answer, but the advised way cannot solve the problem. Lets give an example: differences left: ReqNewOrder, right: CreateOrderReq left line : .... processReqNewOrder(ReqNewOrder *req, ...) right line : .... processCreateOrderReq(CreateOrderReq *req, ...) ExamDiffPro : lines are equ...