Local - Remote folder compare ... set filter before comaprison starts


When I select a folder and choose the Sync with Deployed option the diff window appears and the comparison starts immediately. But, if the folder has loads of sub folders with, e.g. images, that can take a long time to finish. When all I want to compare are the .php files I can change the filter and rerun the compare, but only after the initial compare has finished.

How can I either stop the comparison so I can set the filter, or set the filter before the initial comparison runs?



It looks like there's no such option at the moment.

It would be great if you could submit the feature request to our tracking system here: <http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/IDEA#newissue=yes>.


Thanks. I did manage to work out that the compare window you get when using Ctrl+D having selected two local folders is a more capable interface than the one you get when comparing a remote and local folder. Whilst it still doesn't seem to offer what I would like to see, because you can change the target folders in the dialog you can at least start in a folder with few files, then set up the filter before changing to the real focus for the comparison. As suggested, I'll post a feature request.


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