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How do I do a three way?.beyondcompare – Beyond Compare merges – is there a “take left for all”? – Stack Overflow

 

My main app – Beyond Compare, a file diff-merge utility from Scooter Software (and a really good one at that) has some spiffy rules that let you ‘do the diff’ on versions of an excel document. You can compare (and it seems now you have merge as well) excel as well as word files. I haven’t really compared word docs yet but xls diffs work well! Using Beyond Compare with Version Control Systems AccuRev. Select Preferences from the Tools menu. Switch to the Diff/Merge tab. Select Preferences from the Tools menu. AnkhSVN. Open Visual Studio. Select Options from the Tools menu. Select Source Control | . May 29,  · Beyond Compare has been my favorite comparison tool for a while now. It is cross-platform and makes diffs and 3-way merges very easy to understand and visualize.

 

Beyond compare merge.Using Text Merge

You need to tell Beyond Compare where to merge to. If you understand version control workflow, you will see that it makes sense to merge to Left or Right, not to “other” As soon as you press the grey “Merge!” key at the top, Beyond Compare will irreversibly (there is no undo!) combine your files. Jun 13,  · Start Beyond Compare from the start menu, rather than using the Explorer menu. On the first screen that comes up (Home), click the Text Merge button on the left side. If you’re already comparing a pair of files in the text compare you can use the Session -> Merge Files menu item to launch into the same interface. Zoë P Scooter Software. Jan 30,  · Beyond Compare 3 Pro has a dedicated merge interface that takes 3 input files (yours, mine, and a shared ancestor) and shows the automatically merged results in a fourth output panel. The commands you’re referring to only appear in the 2-way compare, which you can use for merging, but it can’t detect conflicts, handle the merge automatically, or tell you which side a change came from.
 
 
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Once Beyond Compare has completed the comparison it will show up to four panes: The left, center, and right panes at the top, with an output pane below it. If you include a center file Beyond Compare will be able to compare both files to it and mark changes as additions, modifications, or deletions on each specific side.

Changes on the left are marked in teal and changes on the right are marked in magenta. Overlapping changes are considered conflicts and are marked in red. You can change the color scheme if you like. Any time there are different changes in the left and right side that are on the same lines or within two lines of each other those sections will be considered a conflict and will be colored red in the three input panes. The output will be considered a conflict.

If the same change is made in both the left and right side it isn’t considered a conflict. When merging, the display filters switch from Beyond Compare’s traditional ones to new ones that check the merging status of each line. Using those filters you can limit the display to just conflicts or just changes on one side or the other. You can navigate from difference to difference in both the input and output panes and the windows will stay synced up.

When you are positioned on a difference you can use the Take Left , Take Center , and Take Right commands to accept the changes from the left or right or keep the original from the center.

The “Take” commands are available on the toolbar, in each edit’s popup menu, and as buttons next to each section in the output pane. When it first loads, the output pane will match the center except when it can automatically take non-conflicting changes. Each change will be colored to match the pane it originally came from. While merging you can also edit the output pane directly, which will change the section to yellow. If you want to revert to one of the original inputs just use the “Take” command again.

Using Text Merge. Conflicts Any time there are different changes in the left and right side that are on the same lines or within two lines of each other those sections will be considered a conflict and will be colored red in the three input panes.

Display Filters When merging, the display filters switch from Beyond Compare’s traditional ones to new ones that check the merging status of each line. Merging You can navigate from difference to difference in both the input and output panes and the windows will stay synced up.