How can we open the local and remote versions of a file at the same time for comparison?

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How can we open the local and remote versions of a file at the same time for comparison?

#1 Post by douglerner » 2019-11-11 11:47

I would like to open the local version of a text file and compare it with the remote version and incorporate changes. But if I have the local version open and try to view/edit the remote version it just offers to download and replace the local version, which is the last thing I want to do.

In previous FTP clients I have used it was possible to view and edit the remote file using my local text editor. Is that possible in FileZilla as well?

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doug

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Re: How can we open the local and remote versions of a file at the same time for comparison?

#2 Post by boco » 2019-11-12 01:30

No, only one version of every filename can be edited at one time, in FileZilla. However, there is a workaround: Edit the remote file in FileZilla and open the local version directly inside your OS.
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Re: How can we open the local and remote versions of a file at the same time for comparison?

#3 Post by douglerner » 2019-11-13 02:43

Thanks. That works.

I don't suppose there is a way of selecting the file in the local pane and doing a "reveal in Finder" on my Mac so I don't have to separately hunt for it, is there?

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Re: How can we open the local and remote versions of a file at the same time for comparison?

#4 Post by boco » 2019-11-13 04:53

While no item is selected in the file list, you should be able to right click empty space and use "Open", to open the directory (right-clicking the directory in the directory tree should do the same).
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Re: How can we open the local and remote versions of a file at the same time for comparison?

#5 Post by douglerner » 2019-11-13 05:01

It sure does. Thanks!

doug

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