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Comparison program for all file types

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Comparison program for all file types

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Is there any way to specify a comparison program for all file extensions? In the dialog "External file comparison tools", I have tried leaving the "File types that can be compared" field blank. It does not work. I have also tried an asterisk ...
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Re: Comparison program for all file types

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How can I request a feature? It would be convenient to be able to specify a default comparison program in the dialog "External file comparison tools". I use Beyond Compare. Setting the comparison program per extension is useful but cumbersome if there are several dozen extensions to be taken care of.
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Re: Comparison program for all file types

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Hi
Is there any way to specify a comparison program for all file extensions?
You can enter multiple file types to compare by separating them with commas in the 'File types that can be compared' setting. Please read the help file > Using SyncBackPro > Basic Operations > Comparison Program for additional details.
It would be convenient to be able to specify a default comparison program in the dialog "External file comparison tools"
I will pass your request to the concerned department for their review.

Thank you.
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Re: Comparison program for all file types

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Swapna wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:30 am
You can enter multiple file types to compare by separating them with commas in the 'File types that can be compared' setting. Please read the help file > Using SyncBackPro > Basic Operations > Comparison Program for additional details.
Hello, and even if we aremotivated enough to declare many needed file extension in this field, how to declare file WITHOUT extension to be opened in the declared comparator ?
I tried that :
,init,properties,txt,xml

So first item is <empty> coma <other coma separated file extensions> for Beyond Compare program but I always got a popup "How do you want to opend this file" instead of seing the comparator program opened.
Tested on SyncBackPro 9.3.30.0 x64

Generally the UI standard in search is no defined filter (leave field blank) for no filter used instead of asking the user to define exhaustively all needed stuff
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Re: Comparison program for all file types

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Hi,

I just conducted some tests using Beyond Compare and SyncBackPro V9.3.30.0 but I can't reproduce your issue. When I tried to open a file on the Differences Window, the file was opened in Beyond Compare without any prompt. Can you please remove the first comma and retry again.

Thank you.
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