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Compare It! can automatically generate comparison reports for multiple files in different folders.
For true visual folders comparison and synchronization see Synchronize It!

To compare files in folders:

Given two folders and files mask, Compare It! will print or generate comparison reports for all matched files in these folders. Files of same size and date are considered to be same and will be skipped. While printing, same files will not be printed either. To skip generation of same files reports, use /G:E option. To scan subfolders, use /R command line switch.


wincmp3.exe c:\docs\ d:\backup\ /P:CN3 Print colored reports for all different files in c:\docs and d:\backup folders.
wincmp3.exe c:\docs\ d:\backup\ /M "*.txt" /P:CN3 Print colored reports for all different text files.

Repeating folders structure with reports

As alternative to multiple report files in single folder, Compare It! can repeat original folders structure, naming report files after the original file. This can be used to automatically merge multiple files, in case you have strict merging rule.
To enable this feature, specify name of existing folder as report file name.

Suggest, original folders are as follows:

c:\docs\general.txt d:\backup\general.txt
c:\docs\january\report.txt d:\backup\january\report.txt
c:\docs\february\report.txt d:\backup\february\report.txt

Use Compare It! to generate multiple reports in c:\reports folder:

wincmp3.exe c:\docs\ d:\backup\ /G:CN3 c:\reports

As result, reports folder will include:


Note that all HTML report types add additional ".htm" extension to file names.

See also:
 Command line support
 Printing and report generation

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