Comparing 2 directories

How can I compare 2 directories ? I see a menu item in the context menu
when I select 2 directories in the Project tree but the menu item is
always disabled.

Thanks,
Amnon

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Did you file a JIRA request?

Bas

Amnon I. Govrin wrote:

How can I compare 2 directories ? I see a menu item in the context menu
when I select 2 directories in the Project tree but the menu item is
always disabled.

Thanks,
Amnon

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Bas Leijdekkers wrote:

Did you file a JIRA request?

Bas


http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-3768

Amnon

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Yeah, I got impatient and submitted it myself already. And I should have known the answer too, because it's been this way for a long time. For those who didn't read the request and don't know the answer:
Unfortunately IDEA doesn't compare directories, but you can use an external tool to compare directories. That enables the menu item. Personally I would recommend Beyond Compare or Araxis Merge.

Bas

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Bas Leijdekkers wrote:

Yeah, I got impatient and submitted it myself already. And I should have known the answer too, because it's been this way for a long time. For those who didn't read the request and don't know the answer:
Unfortunately IDEA doesn't compare directories, but you can use an external tool to compare directories. That enables the menu item. Personally I would recommend Beyond Compare or Araxis Merge.

Bas


Where do you set it up?

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IDE Settings > General > Diff Options >
Use external tool to compare folders

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Personally I would recommend Beyond Compare or Araxis Merge.


I would recommend SmartSynchronize.

Tom

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