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Bug 26968 - Add options to ignore case/white space differences
Summary: Add options to ignore case/white space differences
Alias: None
Product: utilities
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Diff (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC Windows 3.1/NT
: P3 blocker with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: diff-issues@utilities
: 72579 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-09-02 23:26 UTC by ats37
Modified: 2008-06-26 13:43 UTC (History)
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diff with white space window sample (15.93 KB, image/gif)
2006-12-23 17:47 UTC, wqtnetbeans
diff with white space dropdown options (611 bytes, image/gif)
2006-12-23 17:48 UTC, wqtnetbeans

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Description ats37 2002-09-02 23:26:27 UTC
Summary says it all, really.  Practically every other diff 
tool I've used has had options to ignore upper/lower case 
differences and/or differences in white space when doing 
the comparison.  This allows you to e.g. not have every 
single line highlighted just because tabs have been 
changed to spaces, and just see the lines with significant 
differences instead.

Ideally, these would be check boxes on the diff window 
(next to the Next/Previous Difference buttons, maybe?) 
rather than having to go into the Built-in Diff Engine's 
properties in the Options window every time you want to 
toggle it on/off.
Comment 1 Peter Pis 2005-05-01 15:31:34 UTC
This is already fixed. Martine can you set it as fixed, please?
Comment 2 Martin Entlicher 2005-05-16 13:50:50 UTC
Scheduling for 4.2. It's not yet fixed.
Comment 3 wqtnetbeans 2006-12-23 17:47:41 UTC
Created attachment 36926 [details]
diff with white space window sample
Comment 4 wqtnetbeans 2006-12-23 17:48:22 UTC
Created attachment 36927 [details]
diff with white space dropdown options
Comment 5 Maros Sandor 2008-04-08 10:16:53 UTC
Using external diff tool, you can set whatever options you like on the command line. Our internal engine can ignore
white spaces but does not support all fancy features of a dedicated diff tool. We could:
1) enhance internal diff engine with more options
2) make those option accessible right from the diff view
Comment 6 Maros Sandor 2008-04-18 10:44:54 UTC
*** Issue 72579 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Maros Sandor 2008-04-18 14:47:31 UTC
Added "Ignore Case"
Comment 8 Quality Engineering 2008-04-19 04:10:21 UTC
Issue '26968' Integrated in NB_Trunk_Production #145 :,
 with comment: #26968: Added "Ignore Case" option; getting ready for other options
Comment 9 Maros Sandor 2008-06-26 13:43:22 UTC
This feature has been already implemented.