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How to ignore ANSI format between PC and Unix

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  • How to ignore ANSI format between PC and Unix


    I'm comparing two folders. One folder was generated from PC and another one is from Unix. When I compare these two folders, it shows up as different, but when I look at the contents, they are same. Only difference is ANSI-PC and ANSI-Unix. Is there a way to ignore this?

    Thanks in advance.

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    You will want to review this KB article for setting up BC3 to ignore this difference:
    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.

    The short answer is that the default Folder Compare runs a timestamp/size comparison, and since the sizes are different due to the different character, the files are marked as different. However, if you add a "Rules-based scan" which is the same thing as double-clicking and viewing the files, this will return the results you expect.
    Aaron P Scooter Software