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Beyond Compare 4.2.0.22302 – Visually compare and merge files and folders.

Appked/ Utilities/on 2017-05-01 08:06

Beyond Compare 4.2.0.22302

Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you’re interested in and ignore the rest. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records. You can compare entire drives and folders at high speed, checking just sizes and modified times, or thoroughly verify every file with byte-by-byte comparisons. Once you’ve found specific files you’re interested in, Beyond Compare can intelligently pick the best way to compare and display them. Text files can be viewed and edited with syntax highlighting and comparison rules tweaked specifically for documents, source code, and HTML. The text contents of Microsoft Word .doc and Adobe .pdf files can also be compared but not edited. Data files, executables, binary data, and images all have dedicated viewers as well, so you always have a clear view of the changes.

The Standard version of Beyond Compare is a full-featured comparison tool, and is free to use. The Pro version of Beyond Compare adds the following features: 3-way text merge, 3-way folder merge, built-in SFTP support, text replacement, Folder-Compare alignment overrides, and support for WebDAV, Dropbox, and subversion.

File Views
  • Fixed current side indication when switching from path edits to other controls (e.g. “Find what” edit).
Folder Compare
  • OS X: Fixed “Touch” dialog modifying dates off by an hour depending on if daylight saving time is in effect.
  • Fixed “Open With” to use URL paths instead of profile: based ones when 1 or more than 2 items are selected.
FTP
  • Fixed excess memory usage when loading FTP/SFTP folder listings.
Hex Compare
  • Removed “Floating Extended” from “Little Endian Values” and “Big Endian Values” submenus.
Installer
  • OS X: Fixed downloading and installing updates failing with a “File missing” error. (Broken in 4.1.4).
Misc
  • Linux: Fixed support for -title1 and related switches.
Reports
  • Fixed resource leak when generating Folder Compare reports.
Source Control
  • Fixed exit codes returned when using ClearCase’s -status_only switch.
Table Compare
  • Fixed orphan columns to not be excluded from the comparison.
  • Fixed Session Settings dialog’s handling of last column.
  • Fixed detection of cell type error.
Crashes
  • Fixed Table Compare crash when regional settings are Dutch but file and format overrides are English.


WHAT’S NEW

Version 4.2.0.22302:

Notable Changes
  • Added full Finder context menu extension on macOS 10.10 and above; must be enabled manually from the Beyond Compare "Preferences" dialog or macOS System Preferences; may require a reboot
  • Added support for comparing JPEG/TIFF EXIF and IPTC metadata
  • Removed "Bypass disk cache during binary comparisons" option; due to changes in hardware, operating systems, and drivers, it no longer works as originally intended
  • Upgraded Dropbox support to use v2 API; Dropbox support in v4.1.9 and earlier will stop working in June 2017
  • Added support for .lzma and .tar.lzma/.tlz archives and improved RAR support
  • Fixed scrolling behavior on macOS 10.12 Sierra and fixed Cmd+W/Esc inserting characters in a text editor rather than closing the view
  • Improved various graphics on high DPI displays and updated many icons
Archives
  • Added support for Microsoft Help 2.x archives and ext2fs/ext3fs/ext4fs disk images
  • Added support for .lzma and .tar.lzma/.tlz archives
  • Improved RAR support:
    • Added support for RAR5 archives containing symlinks/junction points
    • Archives created on Unix now display Unix attributes correctly
    • Fixed CRC values for files that are split across multiple RAR volumes
    • Fixed support for RAR4 and RAR5 archives
Cloud Services
  • Upgraded Dropbox support to use v2 API
    • File last modified times can now be set
    • Folder last modified times are no longer reported
    • Folder listings with more than 2,000 items are now supported
  • Fixed support for Amazon S3 buckets in the us-east-2 (US East Ohio), ca-central-1 (Canada Central), eu-west-2 (EU London), and ap-south-1 (Asia Pacific Mumbai) regions and removed need to explicitly support new ones
  • Improved OneDrive authorization and error handling
  • Deleting folders on OneDrive now deletes everything in one call instead of removing everything recursively
  • Added support for connecting to Amazon S3 buckets when the requesting user doesn't have the "s3:GetBucketLocation" permission
  • Added optional "Bucket" to Amazon S3 profiles to limit the profile to that bucket and to make it more obvious how to connect when the user doesn't have the ListAllBuckets permission
Command Line
  • Fixed failure to load new comparisons from the command line after opening many previously without closing Beyond Compare
File Formats
  • Added "JavaScript Source" text format
  • Updated "Python Scripts" text format keywords
  • Fixed "COBOL Source" text format's line number matching
  • Improved "SQL" text format to detect identifiers that start with "#"
File Views
  • Added font resizing via Ctrl+Shift+MouseWheel and added "Increase Display Font Size", "Decrease Display Font Size", and "Reset Display Font Size" commands
  • Added support for adding/removing Unicode byte-order marks in the "Save As" dialog
  • Fixed newly opened views inserting characters when using keyboard shortcuts (Esc, Cmd+W, etc)
  • Fixed performance issue when the merge output file is on a slow network drive
  • "Save As" now has a default filename when saving the initially empty side of an orphan comparison launched from a folder comparison if the parent folder exists
  • Fixed file open permissions to prevent unexpected behavior when files are open for writing by other applications
  • Fixed editors not repainting during slow saves after switching tabs
  • Fixed dimmed painting of items during horizontal scrolls in MP3, Registry, and Version Compare sessions
Folder Compare
  • Removed "Bypass disk cache during binary comparisons" option; due to changes in hardware, operating systems, and drivers, it no longer works as originally intended
  • Fixed canceling a rules-based or binary comparison of a large pair of files caching incorrect CRC values and causing subsequent CRC or rules-based comparisons to report immediately matching contents
  • Fixed minimum column size to take margins into account
Folder Merge
  • "Compare to Output" now preserves session settings (e.g; name Filters)
  • "Merge/Sync Base Folders" now preserves more session settings
  • Fixed "Ignored" action, when merging to a separate output folder, to not copy the center file to the output
Folder Sync
  • Fixed toolbar appearing below the path edits
FTP
  • Fixed "Hide VMS versions" support for SFTP profiles
  • Fixed requesting CRC32 values over SFTP
  • Fixed Profiles dialog not updating controls when switching between FTP and SFTP profiles
Hex Compare
  • Added support for switching between the hex and ANSI parts of the editor using Tab and Shift+Tab
Miscellaneous
  • Added full Finder context menu extension on macOS 10.10 and above
  • "Duplicate Tab" now preserves clipboard contents, folder session parentage
  • Improved various graphics on high DPI displays and updated many icons
  • Fixed various high DPI issues and tweaked minimum constraints for various dialogs
  • Fixed scrolling behavior on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fixed filename truncation when the whole filename doesn't fit the available space
  • Toolbar gradients are no longer used under high contrast themes
  • Fixed "Show Differences" popup button visibility and toolbar context menu checked states
  • Upgraded third-party libraries
MP3 Compare
  • Improved handling for various ID3 tags
  • Changed ID3v2 tag names to match their ID3v1 counterparts
  • Disabled character based differencing for numeric values
  • Binary tags are now shown as hex digits
  • "Copy" puts binary data on the clipboard if only one item is selected and it is binary
  • Added separator lines below each row of the treeview
Options
  • Improved typing into "Extra line spacing" edit on "Tweaks" page
Picture Compare
  • Added support for comparing JPEG/TIFF EXIF and IPTC metadata
  • "Fit to Window" zooms to multiple of 100% for images smaller than 64x64
  • Improved menus for going into and out of "Full Screen" mode
  • Fixed NetPBM image handling of comments containing numbers
  • Changed order of items in "Picture Compare Info" dialog
Registry Compare
  • "Copy" puts text on the clipboard unless only one item is selected and it is binary
  • Added separator lines below each row of the treeview
Reports
  • File reports now include error messages
  • Added mouse wheel handling to "Print Preview" dialog
  • Picture Compare HTML reports now scale down large images to fit the window
Table Compare
  • Improved number handling accuracy by storing data as binary-coded decimals instead of floats
  • Added "Alignment" session settings
  • Improved typing scientific notation into "Numeric tolerance" edit
  • Fixed using regional number/date format settings, broken in 4.1.7
Text Edit
  • Added folder path of open file to dropdown for "Find in Files" folder edit
Text Views
  • Fixed Find with "Match Whole Word" always failing
Text Compare
  • Fixed thumbnail showing 1 pixel high if two comparisons are launched quickly
Text Merge
  • Changed order of items in "Text Merge Info" dialog
Version Compare
  • Added support for comparing "Dynamic Base (ALSR)" and "NX compatible (DEP)" DLL characteristics
  • Disabled character based differencing for numeric values
  • Binary tags are now shown as hex digits
  • "Copy" puts binary data on the clipboard if only one item is selected and it is binary
  • Added separator lines below each row of the treeview
View Patch
  • Added check for external file changes
Crashes
  • Fixed MP3, Registry, Version Compare crash if Ctrl+A is pressed when line details have focus and Ctrl+A isn't used as a shortcut for a menu action
  • Fixed crash on startup with invalid network printer
  • Fixed hang when opening a zip file containing filenames with invalid UTF-8 sequences
  • Linux: Fixed crashes or hangs when launching multiple comparisons from the command line
  • Fixed crash when switching between Text Compare sessions in the Home view when the session overrides the default file format
  • Fixed crashes on shutdown


REQUIREMENTS

OS X 10.6 or later


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