Write a batch file that will start several text compares automatically
The example code in the following .bat file is hard coded to do three specific pairs of files, but with a little imagination you could add variables and a loop so that this will work for n number of files.
The gist of the process is:
- 1.Write a script for Beyond Compare that will run a Beyond Compare session.
- 2.Write a single batch/shell script that repeatedly calls the script you wrote in (1)
- 3.Give a command in the terminal to start (2)
My script here just compares one text file to another (%1 vs %2) and outputs the result to a location (%3).
file-report layout:side-by-side & options:display-mismatches & output-to:%3 %1 %2
Save this as fileToFile.bc
Write one batch file that repeatedly calls your script from Step 1:
start BComp.exe /solo @fileToFile.bc tigers1.csv tigers2.csv report1.txt
start BComp.exe /solo @fileToFile.bc out1.html out1.html report2.txt
start BComp.exe /solo @fileToFile.bc chennai.bc actemium.bc report3.txt
Save this as threeTextCompares.bat
In Windows, type and enter this at the command line:
You should see three sessions of BC start up. Your results will be in the report1.txt, report2.txt, and report3.txt