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ECMerge 1.2 Release description

Creation date
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Last updated
Thursday, June 1, 2006
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ECMerge 1.2 is a free upgrade for users who have purchased ECMerge 1.x or ECMerge Beta.


  • ECMerge is now multi-threaded, for a better resource usage on new Dual Core and multi-processors computers
  • Converters
    Files can now be preprocessed by user-defined converters. This allows to export PDF/Word files to plain text, or ZIP archives to folders.  More info.
  • Reports
    Patch, XML and HTML reports can be generated on both File and Folder Comparisons. Many customizable options. Define recurrent comparisons as .ecmt files and generate merge reports periodically. Reports in Folder Comparisons can be generated on the whole hierarchy, or on the selected/bookmarked items. More info.
  • Comparisons statistics
    Displays a dialog box with the summary of the comparison: number of changed, unchanged, inserted, removed, ignored items. Comparisons statistics in Folder Comparisons can be generated on the whole hierarchy, or on the selected/bookmared items. More info.
  • Options sets
    Define several sets of options you often use for Text or Folder Comparisons (comparison options, filters, converters, display). When opening a new comparison, you can select which set of options to use for it. More info.
  • Find feature change
    ECMerge now finds the same text in all opened documents.
  • Pure command line application
    On Windows, a pure command line executable is delivered to be used in batches. On Unix, an argument can be specified to force pure command line behaviour. See also command line reference, how to generate reports from the command line.
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Folder Comparisons

  • Filters by date
    Specify some date-based criteria to hide files and exclude them from the comparison. More info.
  • More filters by status
    Capability to hide files or folders present or missing in any of the hierarchies. Capability to hide all folders that do not contain any visible files. More info.
  • Show/hide hidden files and folders
    Files and folders that were excluded from the comparison (regarding Name/Status/Date criteria) can be displayed in the Folder Comparison view, using the coloured assigned to "ignored" items.
  • More comparison heuristics
    ECMerge now handles more heuristics to apply on files, so as to determine whether they are equal or not regarding the specified criteria (based on date and/or size information). When these heuristics do not determine the file status, ECMerge will perform a content comparison. More info.
  • Time zone adjustment
    Capability to set an offset for any of the folders hierarchies. More info.
  • Generic Copy from one source to another
    ECMerge opens a dialog box to test/perform a copy action from one folder hierarchy to another one. This dialog box shows how many file/folder creation, deletion or copy will occur. The user can choose not to do some of the predetermined operations. More info.
  • Write merge result confirmation box
    equivalent feature to the "Generic Copy", when writting Folder Merge result. More info.

User Interface

  • Comparison views can now be displayed horizontally or vertically
  • Folder Comparisons specific display options:
    ancestor and right hierarchies indentation is now optional (only in vertical display),
    the date column can display an icon to show the newest/oldest file, or the date text,
    added a column with the number of differences between files.


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See also

Category:Release Notes