WinMerge 2.16 Help

Kimmo Varis

Denis Bradford

Dean Grimm

Laurent Ganier

Tim Gerundt

Perry Rapp

Christian List

and all others who helped with this. 

Revision 1.7.1

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Table of Contents

About WinMerge Help
Audience and scope
How to access Help
How to use Help
Documentation conventions
Quick start
Selecting files and folders to compare
Comparing folders
Comparing files
Introduction to WinMerge
WinMerge versions
Getting support and reporting bugs
WinMerge source code and development
Getting and installing WinMerge
Getting files
Using the installer (recommended)
Installing from an archive
Enabling Windows Explorer shell integration without the installer
Overview of file comparing and merging
Comparing files
Merging files
Opening files and folders
Select Files or Folders dialog
Launching WinMerge operations in Windows Explorer
Using Drag and drop
Project files
Comparing and merging folders
Starting a folder compare operation
Folder Compare window
File operations in Folder Compare
Browsing folders in the Folder Compare window
Customizing the Folder Compare window
Using Windows shell commands from the Folder Compare window
Comparing and merging text files
Starting a file compare operation
File Compare window
Navigating differences
Syncronization points
Merging differences
Comparing binary files
Comparing image files
Starting a image compare operation
Image Compare window
Options and configuration
Importing and Exporting options
General page
Compare General page
Compare Folder page
Compare Binary page
Compare Image page
Editor page
Colors page
Text Colors page
Syntax Colors page
Maker Colors page
Archive Support page
System page
Backup Files page
Codepage page
Shell Integration page
Locale support
Configuring the localization
Changing the WinMerge interface language
Available WinMerge localizations
Reporting errors in translation
Submitting a new translation
Plugin Types
Suggested plugins and automatic modes
Applying plugins
Available plugins
Using Filters
Using file masks
Using file filters
Using line filters
Using the Filters dialog
Getting help with regular expressions
Command line
Using WinMerge with other tools
Using the command-line interface (CLI)
Using WinMerge with version control systems
Frequently asked questions
General questions
File comparing
Questions about editor
WinMerge as external compare or diff-tool
Archive support
Text encoding (codepages)
Patch files
A. Shortcut keys