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beyond_compare [2018/04/09 20:07] (current)
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 +====== Beyond Compare ======
  
 +===== Binary or CRC Compare? =====
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 +TLDR = use Binary
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 +<​blockquote>​
 +If you happen to have CRCs already calculated for files, then comparing them is quite fast.  But here's the catch:  Beyond Compare has to read every byte of each file to calculate the CRCs, so why not do the (more accurate) binary comparison instead?  Binary comparisons can also be faster, because they stop reading each file as soon as a difference is found.
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 +<​cite>​[[https://​www.scootersoftware.com/​support.php?​zz=kb_crc|Beyond Compare Technical Support]]</​cite>​
 +</​blockquote>​
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 +The only time where there'​s CRCs are really advantageous over binary comparisons is when BC can get the CRCs without reading the files contents and computing the CRCs itself.
beyond_compare.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/09 20:07 by Dan Mundy