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File contents comparison

Posted: 2020-06-19 05:39
by fizzybiz
Just wondering if there is a way to do a file contents comparison with Filezilla?

That is, if I have a compare app installed, e.g. Beyond Compare, can Filezilla feed a selected file, and its remote counterpart, into a comparison app like that?

Alternatively, is there a way to do that via scripting or some extension to Filezilla?

Re: File contents comparison

Posted: 2020-06-19 12:58
by botg
You can download the files you want to compare and then use any tool of your choice on the downloaded files.

Re: File contents comparison

Posted: 2020-06-19 20:19
by boco
Please note that FTP is an old protocol and does not support direct remote file access. No matter what you want to do with files, they have to be downloaded first.