Ignore white space not working

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Ignore white space not working

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In dir comparing mode, the "Ignore white space" option is ineffective. (64 bits only)
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Thanks, adding this to the To-Do list.
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Hmm, actually, I just tested, and it works for me: one file with just spaced and tabs changed how up as identical in full content comparison mode and ignoring white spaced. Please check your appropriate options.
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Re: Ignore white space not working

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Already done, of course.
And the 32 bit with the same options works fine.
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From what I can see in your options, full comparison is off. The fast mode does not apply Ignore options (hence "fast").
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Re: Ignore white space not working

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Right!
Indeed, in the 32 bit version I have that checkbox unchecked.
Sorry, I overlooked it because the radio button is on "perform file metadata comparison" but, of course, "falling back to the content comparison".
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No problem. Thanks for confirming.
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On the other hand, perhaps we could make these comparison precision options clearer, reflecting the way metadata comparison falls back to full comparison. We are definitely going to look at this for the next release.
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