Feature suggestion: file comparisons diff

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Re: Feature suggestion: file comparisons diff

#16 Post by w.f.a. » 2016-10-03 06:35

A possible solution is to allow the user to set up some external tool(s) that can be started from the context menu or from the toolbar.
In this case a diff application (such as "diffuse") would get two paths: the local file and the temporary copy of the remote file.

Not too hard... same as starting the external editor(s)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Feature suggestion: file comparisons diff

#17 Post by botg » 2016-10-03 08:17

A possible solution is to allow the user to set up some external tool(s) that can be started from the context menu or from the toolbar.
In this case a diff application (such as "diffuse") would get two paths: the local file and the temporary copy of the remote file.
I like this suggestion.
Not too hard...
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Re: Feature suggestion: file comparisons diff

#18 Post by fizzybiz » 2020-06-19 05:53

Wow, 2020 and this simple feature isn't implemented.

And it IS simple, just piping the files to an external diff tool, exactly the same as the existing edit function.

They went to the trouble of adding coloured folder comparison, but not file comparison.

Makes one very curious why such a popular and easy feature hasn't been added.

The response is "not possible" and "download the file and do it yourself". Why that attitude to file comparison, but apparently not multi-coloured folder comparison? It's just weird! :silly:

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