Saving Compare output to a file.
David Findlay last edited by
I am running version 8.3.3 of Notepad++ (64 Bit) and version 2.0.2 of Compare Plugin.
Is there any way to save the output of the comparison to a file showing the differences between the two files?
PeterJones last edited by
As you can tell by the silence, none of the regulars know of a way to output that with the plugin as currently implemented. The real purpose of the Compare plugin is to implement the graphical/visual difference inside Notepad++.
For getting the difference of two files output to a file, there are a plethora of tools – there are windows ports of the gnu linux
diffcommand-line utility, and version control tools like subversion and git have diff capabilities which could write the differences to another.
That said, @pnedev is nearing completion on Compare Plus, which will have a major backend update. Once that’s released, if it doesn’t have an “export” feature, you might want to put in a feature request (but I’d suggest not putting it in until he’s got the initial ComparePlus released – I don’t want anything to slow down getting an official release of that, since we’ve been waiting so long on it)