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    We have a bunch of files that need to match except for certain lines. Each line that doesn't need to match contains the text. I would simply like to exclude those findings but the filters seem to only apply to file name content not line content.

    How would I exclude certain findings that contain a particular phrase?

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    You would define the change you want to ignore as Unimportant text. This can be done as a session setting, or creating a new Grammar element, then marking that element as Unimportant for that session. We have a video guide and KB article here:
    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.

    Once defined and Unimportant, the text difference will appear as Blue. You can then enable the Ignore Unimportant Differences toggle to set Blue -> Black. Now, if you only Show Differences, the black text (ignored or equal) is removed from view, or otherwise treated as if it were equal.
    Aaron P Scooter Software