#923 option to detect case changes in file names

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When comparing directories, it would be very useful to be able to detect when two files are differing only by a difference in the case of their filename.

Currently, if I have two files a.java and A.java, containing the same text, they are marked as identical by WinMerge, although the file name difference is a problem with case-sensitive technologies (Java/JSP in my case).


  • Simon Sobisch

    Simon Sobisch - 2007-11-30

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    It would be nice if the files are compared AND there would a status "name differ in case". So just string these two results together, like
    "case-differing and identical", "case-differing and not identical", etc.

  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2007-12-01

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    As I already mentioned in forum, I agree with this request. I see lots of situations where this is useful.

    It could be a modified text as suggested below, and would work with current View-menu items to select visible items. I'd still see that filename case difference as its own attribute.

  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2007-12-01
    • priority: 5 --> 6

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