File comparison not detecting Windows/Unix line breaks differences

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Maxxx
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File comparison not detecting Windows/Unix line breaks differences

Post by Maxxx » Fri 20 Mar 2020 22:05

I am using the free latest version (5.3.231) of Code compare and was comparing files which were only different by the line breaks, one had Windows line breaks and the other one Unix ones. Despite having unchecked "ignore white spaces" and "ignore empty lines" in the options, Code compare didn't detect the files were different. When doing the binary comparison, the files were detected as different. I thought that a previous version had been able to detect them using the regular comparison but I might be wrong, maybe it was in WinMerge.

Max

ekaterinag
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Re: File comparison not detecting Windows/Unix line breaks differences

Post by ekaterinag » Wed 25 Mar 2020 07:39

Max hi,

> Despite having unchecked "ignore white spaces" and "ignore empty lines" in the options

Please advise whether the Ignore Line Breaks option (http://prntscr.com/rmbusr) is enabled or disabled at your end.

Best regards,

Kate Gondarovskaya
Devart Team

Maxxx
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Re: File comparison not detecting Windows/Unix line breaks differences

Post by Maxxx » Wed 01 Apr 2020 23:03

Hi Kate,

"ignore line breaks" was not set ( https://prnt.sc/rr64gd )

Max

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Re: File comparison not detecting Windows/Unix line breaks differences

Post by ekaterinag » Mon 06 Apr 2020 06:46

Max hi,

It's great to hear back from you!

Have you tried to enable that option? Did it help you?

If the issue still persists, please send over to us the files you are trying to compare via the Feedback page https://www.devart.com/codecompare/feedback.html

Will be looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Kate Gondarovskaya
Devart Team

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