Command Line Folder Comparison Examples

Command line examples for comparing of folders

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Examples of Folder Comparison by Command Line

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Note: If you don't specify a particular option in the command line, the option will default to whatever was last set in the user interface. Therefore, you can set up the application to generate a detailed file difference report for each set of changed files. To specify switches for the comparison of textual content (e.g. -  Ignore white space /W or Ignore Case /I), you must first set up the user interface by going into Folder Compare Options and enabling Check Textual Content if Binary Content Is Shown to Differ.

 


Example Details

Example 1

Compare the contents of two folders

Example 2

Compare the contents of two folders contents including their subfolders


Example 1

DiffDoc /D /S"E:\delme\Compare1" /M"E:\delme\Compare2" /U*.DOC /T"C:\output\Report.CSV" /V /X

This example illustrates how to use the command line to compare all *.DOC files within two folders E:\delme\Compare1\ and E:\delme\Compare2\. A CSV style report will be created and the program will exit upon completion. A status message will be displayed telling the user how the command line went.

 

Switches used:

/D = Compare folders

/U = Which extensions to compare. Leave blank to compare all.

/T = Where to save the tab delimited report file.

/X = Exit upon completion.

/V = Report any errors in a verbose fashion.



Example 2

DiffDoc /D /S"E:\del\Compare1" /M"E:\del\Compare2" /U"*.HTM *.HTML" /T"C:\output\Report.CSV" /V /C /X

This example is identical to Example 1 above, except that subfolders are specified and instead of *.DOC, all *.HTM and *.HTML files will be compared.

 

Switches used:

/D = Compare folders

/C = Compare all subfolders

/U = Which extensions to compare. Leave blank to compare all.

/T = Where to save the tab delimited report file

/X = Exit upon completion

/V = Report any errors in a verbose fashion



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