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  • Use on Linux Server

    I have a computer running Ubuntu Server (which has no GUI interface). Is it possible to install BC for Linux to run in command line mode only? If not, might this be considered as a future enhancement?



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    BC3 currently requires the X Window system:
    Beyond Compare is a multi-platform utility that combines directory compare and file compare functions in one package. Use it to manage source code, keep directories in sync, compare program output, etc.

    We can run from the command line, running in an automated script mode, but we still require X windows to launch the application. Running the command line only is something on our wishlist, but is not likely a project we will be able to implement soon.

    To test our scripting capability, please try running BC3 from a normal Terminal prompt, using
    bcompare @bcscript.txt

    This will launch the scripting GUI (which is a smaller window that shows the log). Detailed documentation can be found in the Help file in the Using Beyond Compare -> Automating with Script chapter, and in the Scripting Reference chapter.

    I strongly suggest testing with test data or already backed up data, as the script actions are not previewed and not undo-able.
    Aaron P Scooter Software