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Beyond Compare 2

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Beyond Compare 2

Published By:  Scooter Software

Utility for comparing files and folders on your Windows system.

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System Req.

Use Beyond Compare to manage source code, keep folders in sync, compare program output, and validate copies of your data. Beyond Compare can create a snapshot of a live directory structure, and compare it against the live copy at a later date.

Beyond Compare helps you analyse differences in detail and carefully reconcile them. It commands a wide range of file and text operations, as well as script commands for automating tasks.

Directory Comparison Display

  • Compare folders, FTP sites or zip files side-by-side
  • Save snapshots for later comparison
  • Explorer-like interface
  • Expandable subfolders
  • Hide folders that don't contribute to comparison
  • Color highlighting of differences
  • Folders icons color-coded according to contents
  • Several display filters:

- Show all, Just mismatches, Just matches,
- Two-sided, Two-sided mismatches,
- Orphans, Older, Newer
  • Sort by Name, Type, Date Modified, Size, CRC
  • Multi-threaded operation:

- Folders scanned in background
- Files compared in background

Session Settings
  • Can be saved by name for fast access
  • Powerful file and folder filtering
  • Highly configurable
  • Various criteria for comparing files

Comparison Criteria
  • Date modified:

- Allows for differences in timezone
- Can ignore FAT 2 second rounding
- Deals with Daylight Savings problem on networks
  • File size
  • Attributes
  • Binary content comparison
  • Rules-based content comparison

File and Folder Operations
  • Copy, Move, Delete, Rename, Touch, Change Attributes
  • Copy files to alternate folder
  • Find filename
  • Fast byte-by-byte compare of binary files
  • Recursive binary comparison of directory trees

File Viewer Display
  • Compare files side-by-side
  • Color highlighting of differences
  • Thumbnail summary of differences
  • Unicode and MBCS support
  • Can view HTML as web page
  • Handles multiple line termination styles
  • 'Sync-it-yourself' manual sync override

Text Comparison Rules
  • Can ignore minor differences:

- Case, Whitespace, Comments
  • Can ignore certain columns

Editing Functions
  • Copy, Delete, or Insert lines
  • Edit individual lines

Other Features
  • Compare Wizard
  • Drag & Drop
  • Compare clipboard contents against file, or other contents
  • Compare and edit Delphi .DFM files as text
  • Spawn external editor and go to line number
  • Handles long lines, large files
  • Directory Comparison report
  • File Differences report
  • Output to printer, file or clipboard
  • Color printing supported
  • Script processor for automating tasks

One registered copy of the Software may either be used by a single person who uses the software personally on one or more computers, or installed on a single computer used by multiple people, but not both.

An organisation may purchase a multi-user site license amounting to either the number of individuals who have access to the Software on any number of computers, or the number of computers that will access the Software by any number of individuals. A site is defined as all company locations within a 100 mile radius. Site licenses do not cover subsidiary companies, or customers of a company.

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel Pentium processor; 200 MHz or faster recommended
  • 32 MB RAM; additional memory recommended for large comparisons
  • 3 MB of available hard drive space

OS Requirements (All service packs supported unless otherwise noted)
  • Windows 95 OSR 2 and HTML Help
  • Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0 SP4 or later
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP x64
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 x64
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista x64
  • Internet Explorer 4
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