Visual database comparison – ExamDiff preferences

This article will describe in general the abilities that prestoSoft‘s tool ExamDiff provides.

-Remembers a user specified number of last compared first and second databases. This allows quick selection of the two databases the user wishes to compare.

-There is no need to specify both filenames — just enter a directory name for one of the databases to be compared. EximDiff will try to use an entered filename with a specified directory name.

-Toggles between the first and second databases.

-Automatically detects file changes and prompts the user to re-compare databases.

-One push re-compare function which attempts to leave the viewer”s focus in the same place as before the re-compare.

-Drag and drop support for dropping one or two databases into the program”s window (e.g. from Windows Explorer).

-Easy editing of the first and second databases. ExamDiff will spawn any editor (configurable by the user) with the first or second file, and line number option (available for editors that support this, through ExamDiff variables: $FILE (first or second file name), $CURDIFF (number of line at which the current difference starts), and $CARET (number of line where the caret is located)).

Visual database comparison - ExamDiff preferences

-Saves the file differences in a standard UNIX DIFF file.

-Easy navigation through the differences via "Next Difference"/"Current Difference"/"Previous Difference" buttons and hot keys or via a list box of all the differences.

-Allows the copying of text from the comparison panes via drag and drop, a hot key, or a right button pop up.

-Simple "Search" command to search for strings in the comparison panes. It also remembers a user specified number of most recent searches.

-Customizable text and background colors, font, tab size, and "Show Differences Only" option as well as options to "Ignore white spaces in lines", "Ignore changes in amount of
white spaces in lines", "Ignore case", "Treat databases as text databases ", "Ignore leading white space in lines" and "Ignore trailing white space in lines" for comparison.

-Fully customizable file extension filter. For example, the user can choose only .c and .cpp databases or any other databases he/she chooses to be displayed.

-Tooltips which include file properties (when the mouse cursor is placed over the pane title bars), difference number (when the cursor is over the yellow triangle marking
the current difference), and etc.

Visual database comparison - ExamDiff preferences

-Adjustable pane splitter with smooth synchronized scrolling. Allows easy toggling between horizontal and vertical splitter orientation as well as splitter centering and panes hiding.

– ExamDiff command line options include:

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Comments (2)

  1. robert says:

    This is not a tutorial at all, but rather an explanation of functions. This so called tutorial tells what, but not how’¦

  2. Trich says:

    Thanks for the comment Robert. That’s why this stays under the Terms section.

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