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Compare files with Total Commander
This article shows how to use our file compare tool with Total Commander - very nice 2-panels file manager.
Total Commander (www.ghisler.com, ex. Windows Commander) is a popupar two panels file manager. If you are still using Explorer for your routine tasks, you should definitely give it a try. TC has built-in file compare tool, but it is limited to standard features and does not allow merging.
Using new features of TC 7
Among new features of v7 in TotalCommander we can find an ability to define external compare utility, which TC will use instead of internal tool. It gives us 2 main advantages:
Comparing selected files
Tip: Since Compare It! supports zip archives, you can also use created button to compare file with it's zipped version. To do this, select file in one pane, and archive in second one. Note that file to compare can reside deep in folders within archive, Compare It! will find it anyway.
Using FileName Auto-Complete featureBut you can get even more by using unique Compare It! feature, designed especially for this case. Add to button bar another shortcut to Compare It!, and change parameters to these:
To use this button you don't have to select required file in second pane - just select file in active pane, and change your second pane to show folder were another file is located. This single button will save you several minutes every time you need to compare files with same name.
Tip: Compare It! includes several different icons, which could be used for different shortcuts on button bar.
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