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    I'm sure this question is old hat, but I had to ask. What I would like to do is compare property files from across a server farm, and report on differences. I would like to do this from the command line and produce a report, HTML would be good. If I could compare 4 text files even, that would be cool.

    I have looked around the Software, but haven't figured out a way, so I think I know the answer.

    Any other tips on how to do this if not with Beyond Compare would be great.



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    You can use the command line and script to generate a report between 2 files.

    bcompare.exe @"c:\Script.txt" "c:\file1" "c:\file2"

    where Script.txt is:
    text-report layout:side-by-side options:display-mismatches output-to:"c:\report.html" output-options:html-color %1 %2

    BC3's Text Compare only supports comparing between two text files. We have a BC3 Pro Text Merge session that can Merge between 3 files to a 4th output pane, but this is not a report, but a merged 4th file. I do not think it is what you are looking for, but here is a screenshot:

    Our trial is fully featured and defaults to Pro mode if you would like to test it out. Please let us know if you have any questions.
    Aaron P Scooter Software