#3 Compare directories

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nobody
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2014-08-28
2004-03-30
Anonymous
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Great tool, you are just missing one feature...

Could you add the ability to give two directory paths,
allow a check box to select just those directories or
include subdirectories and then make a list of files of the
same filename in both directories. The GUI would then
allow the user to select a file in the list and a file
difference would be done on it. In this way, you could
compare a whole bunch of files without changing the left
and/or right side inputs. Even better would be to give an
indication in the file list of files that are different so I
could browse to them and see what the differences
were. Hopefully the interface will not interpret Windows
and Unix EOL characters as different, etc.

Thanks!

Discussion

  • Logged In: NO

    Seconded. If you want a developer dedicated to this, drop
    me a line. (I have no particular desire to pull off at a
    tangent, time is far too precious for that!)

    Best Wishes, m at de-minimis.com

     
  • TK Soh
    TK Soh
    2006-08-21

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    Any plan in place for this feature?

     
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    See dirdiff - it does what you want, and can be configured
    to call tkdiff for a file selected for review (double click.)

     
  • TK Soh
    TK Soh
    2006-11-03

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    Where can I find dirdiff?

     
  • marc go
    marc go
    2012-05-10

    This feature is (IMO) beyond what tkdiff was designed and conceived for. It is available in other diff viewers like meld and kdiff3, and I guess it would take a large amount of work.

     
  • marc go
    marc go
    2012-05-10

    • priority: 5 --> 1
    • status: open --> pending
     
  • marc go
    marc go
    2012-05-14

    anyone tried tkdirdirr? a simple app for comparing directories (in the way kdiff3 and meld do) which can be configured to launch tkdiff as an individual file diff viewer