Text Comparisons Options
Apply text comparison for files matching the following patterns
All files matching the specified patterns will be compared using the Text comparison algorithm and the corresponding options.
Ignore differences in whitespaces at start of lines
Check this option to ignore the whitespaces characters* at the start of lines during text comparisons.
Ignore differences in whitespaces in middle of lines
Check this option to ignore the whitespaces characters* within lines during text comparisons.
Ignore differences in whitespaces at end of lines
Check this option to ignore the whitespaces characters* at the end of lines during text comparisons.
Treat blank lines as empty lines
Check this option when you want to ignore differences between lines containing only whitespaces characters*. This may be useful because most of the programming languages accept empty lines, and simply ignore them. In such a case, you probably don't need to merge changes only made of empty lines.
Ignore differences in character case
Check this option to match the uppercase and lowercase characters during text comparisons. This option may be useful when comparing text files using case-insensitive languages (such as VBScript source code, HTML...).
Ignore differences in line ending characters
Check this option to ignore differences between Windows, UNIX and Apple line termination (respectively CR+LF, LF and CR) when comparing text files. You may need to compare files edited or producted on different computer operating systems. This option makes easier the comparison, it highlights the real differences in the text files. When merging files with different line termination characters
Ignore text defined in file type "Text to Ignore" panel
When checked, all the texts described as "Text to Ignore" are actually ignored. This is the default. However you can disable that to make a complete differentiation.