UltraCompare ignore options
UltraCompare has powered-up it's file compare "ignore options". Have you ever compared two files and wanted to ignore a set amount of lines at the begginning/end of the file, blank lines, line terminators, etc? UltraCompare allows you to do just that!
For the following example, we will take two .java files and 'ignore' the line comments starting in column 1 (or lines starting with //).
UltraCompare allows you to configure ignore options in Options -> Configuration -> Ignore Options -> Text. When you navigate to this location, you should see the following dialog:
You can also configure ignore options in user profiles. Profiles are not covered in the scope of this Power Tip, however you can click here to learn more about profiles.
As you can see, you have the ability to ignore the following:
- Blank Lines
- White Space
- Line Terminators
- Lines which Begin With, Contain, and End With a user defined string.
- Ignore a defined number of strings at the beginning/end of file
For this example, we have decided to ignore Line Terminators and Lines which begin with //, so we set the appropriate options.
Open your files for compare using the File->Open First/Second, or the quick access on the GUI.
Take a look at the compare, you can see that lines beginning with // are not marked as different: