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7-Zip archives
configuring support after installation, Download 7-zip Plugin
configuring support during installation, 7-Zip and archive support
enabling and disabling integration, Enable archive file support
opening, Opening archive files

A

All Left function, Merge functions
All Right function, Merge functions
ANSI
detecting in files using Notepad, Text encoding (codepages)
WinMerge support, General questions
archive, installing WinMerge from, Installing from an archive
archiving files
configuring support after installation, Archive Support page
in Folder Compare window, Archiving files
autoscrolling to first difference, Automatically scroll to first difference

B

backup files, options, Backup Files page
beta WinMerge versions, Beta versions
blank lines
detecting and ignoring differences, Ignore blank lines
bookmarks, File pane margins

C

case (letter), detecting and ignoring differences, Ignore case
character-level line difference, Line difference highlighting
choosing files and folders
getting started, Selecting files and folders to compare
ClearCase integration
configuring during installation, Using the installer (recommended)
closing windows using Esc key, Close Windows with ESC
codepage
options, Codepage page
command line, Command line
applying file filters, Applying file filters
applying file masks, Defining and applying file masks
opening files and folders, Other ways to open files and folders
specifying project files, Project files
Compare window
File, File Compare window
Folder, Folder Compare window
opening multiple, Enable multiple compare windows for
using multiple, Working with multiple Compare windows
using tabs when maximizing, Using tabs with maximized Compare windows
CompareMSExcelFiles.dll plugin file, CompareMSExcelFiles.dll, General questions
CompareMSWordFiles.dll plugin file, CompareMSWordFiles.dll, General questions
comparing files, Comparing and merging text files
detection options, File Compare method
filtering, Using Filters
getting started, Comparing files
overview, Comparing files
stopping after first difference, Stop after first difference
comparing folders, Comparing and merging folders
filtering, Using Filters
getting started, Comparing folders
stopping after first difference, Stop after first difference
conflict files, Resolving conflict files
specifying on command line, Command line
context menu
Location pane, Location pane
context menu, WinMerge shortcuts in Windows Explorer, Launching WinMerge operations in Windows Explorer
conventions, documentation, Documentation conventions
Copy Filename function, File pane header
Copy Full Path function, File pane header
Copy Left and Advance function, Merge functions
Copy Left function, Merge functions
Copy Right and Advance function, Merge functions
Copy Right function, Merge functions
copying files
in Folder Compare window, Copying files
Current Difference function
with Compare Files, Navigation functions

D

deleting files
in Folder Compare window, Deleting files
options, Send deleted files to Recycle Bin
detecting archive types, Detect archive type from file signature
Diff pane, File Compare window, Diff pane
difference colors
in File panes, Difference highlighting
options, Colors page
Difference in the Current Line function, Navigation functions
difference navigation, Location pane
File Compare window, Navigating differences
diffutils
WinMerge patches compatible with, Patch files
Display Columns dialog, Adding, removing, and reordering columns
DisplayXMLFiles.dll plugin file, DisplayXMLFiles.dll
drag and drop, in WinMerge window, Using Drag and drop

E

editing
features in File Compare window, File pane editing features
options for File Compare window, Editor page
editor addin.sct plugin file, editor addin.sct
editor complement plugins, Plugin Types
end of line (see EOL)
environment variables, in compare target paths, Using environment variables
EOL
detecting and ignoring differences, Ignore carriage return differences (Windows/Unix/Mac)
preserving, Preserve original EOL chars
experimental WinMerge versions, Experimental versions
exporting options files, Importing and Exporting options
external editor
configuring, External editor

F

File Compare window, File Compare window
(see also Compare window)
getting started, Comparing files
using multiple, Working with multiple File Compare windows
using tabs when maximizing, Using tabs with maximized Compare windows
file filters
applying, Applying file filters
enabling, Using the Filefilters tab
locations, File filter locations
syntax, File filter syntax
template, Using file filters
testing, Testing file filter rules
file masks, Using file masks
file names
copying from Folder Compare window, Copying pathnames or filenames
file operations
in Folder Compare window, File operations in Folder Compare
File panes, File panes
file sizes
comparing, File Compare method
files
selecting in Select Files or Folders dialog, Opening files and folders
filters, Using Filters
(see also file filters)
(see also file masks)
(see also line filters)
applying in command line, Command line
applying in Select Files or Folders dialog, Applying filters
comments, Filter Comments
file filters, Using file filters
file masks, Using file masks, File mask syntax and example
in file comparisons, Using line filters
in folder comparisons, Using file masks, Using file filters
line, Using line filters, Line filter syntax
managing and enabling, Using the Filters dialog
Filters dialog, Using the Filters dialog
Filters folders
locations, File filter locations
specifying default private folder, Filter Folder
First Difference function
with Compare Files, Navigation functions
Folder Compare Progress window, Folder Compare Progress window
Folder Compare window, Folder Compare window
(see also Compare window)
customizing, Customizing the Folder Compare window
file operations, File operations in Folder Compare
getting started, Comparing folders
protecting files in, Protecting files
folders
browsing in Folder Compare window, Browsing folders in the Folder Compare window
selecting in Select Files or Folders dialog, Opening files and folders, General questions
fonts
choosing in File Compare window, File pane fonts

G

getting started with WinMerge, Selecting files and folders to compare
Go To function, Navigation functions

I

icons
Folder Compare window, File and folder icons
IgnoreColumns.dll plugin file, IgnoreColumns.dll
IgnoreCommentsC.dll plugin file, IgnoreCommentsC.dll
ignored differences, Difference highlighting, About ignore options
IgnoreFieldsComma.dll plugin file, IgnoreFieldsComma.dll
IgnoreFieldsTab.dll plugin file, IgnoreFieldsTab.dll
IgnoreLeadingLineNumbers.dll plugin file, IgnoreLeadingLineNumbers.dll
importing options files, Importing and Exporting options
insert datetime.sct plugin file, insert datetime.sct
installing archive support, 7-Zip and archive support
installing plugins, Plugins
installing WinMerge, Getting and installing WinMerge
integration, Using WinMerge with other tools
with version control system, Using the installer (recommended)
with version control systems, Version Control page, General questions
with Windows shell, Using the installer (recommended), Enabling Windows Explorer shell integration without the installer , Explorer

L

Last Difference function
with Compare Files, Navigation functions
line differences
detection, Line difference highlighting
viewing options, View line differences
line filters
enabling, Using the Linefilters tab
list of available, Enabling and disabling line filters
line numbers
in File panes, File pane margins
localizations, available, Available WinMerge localizations
localizing WinMerge, Locale support
Location pane, File Compare window, Location pane

M

margins
in File panes, File pane margins
menus, with File Compare window, Toolbar and menus
merge mode, Merge Mode
Merge7z installer, Merge7z Installer
merging differences, Merging differences
overview and example, Merging files
result file, Choosing a merge result file , Command line
mfc90u.dll runtime file, Installing from an archive
Moved Blocks functions, Location pane
moved differences, Difference highlighting, Location pane, Enable moved block detection
MRU list, Open-dialog Auto-Completion, Command line, General questions
msvbvm60.dll plugin file, Visual Basic runtime library
msvcp90.dll runtime file, Installing from an archive
msvcr90.dll runtime file, Installing from an archive

N

navigation functions
file compare, Navigation functions
folder compare, Navigating the Folder Compare window
Next Difference function
with Compare Files, Navigation functions
nonrecursive folder compare
results view, Recursive and nonrecursive compare results

O

opening files
in Folder Compare window, Opening files
opening files and folders, Opening files and folders
OpenOffice, opening files in WinMerge, General questions
options, Options and configuration

P

patch files
creating with diffutils, Patch files
patch files, Perry-style, Archive support
pathnames
copying from Folder Compare window, Copying pathnames or filenames
PCRE regular expression engine, Using Filters
plugins, Plugins
Visual Basic dlls, Available plugins, Visual Basic runtime library, General questions
Windows Script Host requirement, Requirements
prediffer plugins, Plugin Types
Previous Difference function
with Compare Files, Navigation functions
project files, Other ways to open files and folders, Project files
protecting files, Protecting files, Command line

Q

Quick compare
limit, Quick compare limit (MB)

R

RCLocalizationHelper.dll, RCLocalizationHelperU.dll plugin files, RCLocalizationHelper.dll, RCLocalizationHelperU.dll
read-only files (see protecting files)
recursive folder compare, Starting a folder compare operation, Command line
results view, Recursive and nonrecursive compare results
specifying in Select Files or Folders dialog, Including subfolders when using the Windows Explorer integration
Refresh function, Merge functions
(see also rescanning files)
refreshing view, Refreshing selected items in the view
regexp (see regular expressions)
regular expressions
getting help, Getting help with regular expressions
in file filters, File filter syntax
in file masks, File mask syntax and example
in line filters, Line filter syntax
special characters in filters, File filter syntax
supported engine, Using Filters
renaming files
in Folder Compare window, Renaming files
rescanning files, Rescanning files
enabling and disabling autoscan, Automatic rescan
result file, in merge, Choosing a merge result file
rules
file filter, File filter syntax
file masks, File mask syntax and example
line filter, Line filter syntax
Run-Time Redistribution Pack, for Visual Basic library, Visual Basic runtime library

S

Select Files or Folders dialog, Select Files or Folders dialog
getting started, Selecting files and folders to compare
opening automatically, Show "Select Files or Folders" Dialog on Startup
Select Line Difference function, Navigation functions
shortcut keys, Shortcut keys
similar lines, in differences, Difference highlighting
similar lines, matching, Match similar lines
splash screen, enabling and disabling, Disable splash screen
stable WinMerge versions, Stable versions
status bars
for File Compare window, Status bars
subfolders, Including subfolders when using the Windows Explorer integration
(see also recursive folder compare)
in Folder Compare window, Folder Compare window
submitting translations, Submitting a new translation
syntax highlighting
color options, Syntax Colors page
enabling and disabling, Syntax highlighting

T

tabs
character encoding, Status bars
editing options, Tab options
tabular view, Compare window, Folder Compare window
temporary files, folder used, Temporary files folder
testing file filters, Testing file filter rules
text colors
options, Text Colors page
timestamps
comparing, File Compare method
detecting and ignoring differences, Ignore time differences less than 3 seconds
preserving, Preserve file time in file compare
toolbar, with File Compare window, Toolbar and menus
TortoiseCVS integration, Using the installer (recommended)
TortoiseSVN integration, Using the installer (recommended), Using WinMerge as a version control system's diff tool
translations, reporting errors, Reporting errors in translation
tree view, Compare window, Folder Compare window

U

Unicode
WinMerge support, General questions
unique folders
comparing, Browsing unique folders
unpacker plugins, Selecting an unpacker for file comparisons, Plugin Types

V

VCS (see version control systems)
version control systems
configuring after installation, Version Control page
integration with, Using WinMerge with version control systems, General questions
View menu
Folder Compare window, Showing and hiding types of files
Visual Basic dlls for plugins, Available plugins, Visual Basic runtime library, General questions
Visual SourceSafe integration, Checking out versioned files from WinMerge

W

WatchBeginningOfLog.dll, WatchEndOfLog.dll plugin files, WatchBeginningOfLog.dll, WatchEndOfLog.dll
whitespace
detecting and ignoring differences, Whitespace
in line differences, Line difference highlighting
Windows 64-bit versions, WinMerge support, 64-bit Windows Explorer shell integration
Windows shell integration, Using the installer (recommended), Enabling Windows Explorer shell integration without the installer , Launching WinMerge operations in Windows Explorer
WinMerge command line (see command line)
WinMerge development, WinMerge source code and development
WinMerge executables, Unicode and ANSI, Using the installer (recommended), General questions
WinMerge functions
difference navigation in File Compare window, Navigation functions
merging, Merge functions
WinMerge support
reporting bugs, Getting support and reporting bugs
WinMerge versions, WinMerge versions
WinMerge window, Selecting files and folders to compare
closing, Command line
limiting instances, Allow only one instance to run, Command line
opening minimized or maximized, Command line
word breaks in line differences, Line difference highlighting
word differences, Line difference highlighting
word wrapping
in File panes, File pane margins