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Copy to folder fails when subfolder has '.' in name?

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  • Copy to folder fails when subfolder has '.' in name?

    I love BC3! Beyond Compare has long simplified many of my recurring QA tasks. I like to use the "copy to folder" function to produce patches for our webapps. (I compare contents of the base release vs. the current code, then copy the differences to a new folder, preserving the folder structure. Zip it up and *boom* a patch!)

    The problem I've encountered is when one of the subdirectories to be copied contains a dot, ie "xxx.ear" or "xxx.war". I can manually work around it, renaming the two problematic folders, however.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem?

  • #2
    Thanks for the compliments. Are you running BC 3.0.15 or an earlier version? If you have an earlier version, please update to version 3.0.15 and let us know if the error is repeatable.
    Chris K Scooter Software


    • #3
      Just so you're aware, if your "Copy to folder" target path ends in .zip BC will create a zip file instead of a normal directory, so you don't that second step. It actually works for any extension that BC knows is a zip, so the target can end in .jar, .ear, or .war too, though it won't add any extra meta-data to those files.
      Zoë P Scooter Software