This options dialog controls the directory comparison filters, which filter out items from comparison based on their name, path, date, and/or size. The directory comparison filters can be disabled/enabled with the Use Comparison Filters command.
Dialog Box OptionsName filters (comma-separated patterns)
You can use the conventional DOS wildcard characters ('?' to match a single character or '*' to match any number of characters) to specify these types. For example, d?n* and *.cpp are acceptable filter types.
By default only names are matched against the filter. In order to match full paths of files/directories, prefix filters with the ':' character (which will be ignored during matching); For instance, a name filter *file* will match against c:\xyz\abc\file1.txt and c:\xyz\abc\file2.txt files, while a path filter :*file* will in addition match against c:\xyz\new_files\abc.txt (note new_files in the path). A common use of path filters is to exclude or include files based on subdirectories they are located in; for this use the form :*\subdir\*.
There are two more special characters that the name filter lists use: '|' and '/'. Filters can be disabled by prefixing them with a '|' character (which will be ignored during matching and must be placed before a ':' character). Use '/' in place of commas in filter names.
The include and exclude filter together make up a filter set. The Manage combobox can be used to select between different preinstalled and user-defined filter sets. The following filter set management commands are available (when the arrow button on the right of the combo box is clicked):
- Edit Filter
Launch the Include/Exclude Filters dialog.
- New Filter
Create a new filter set, optionally by cloning an existing one.
- Delete Filter
Delete the selected filter set.
- Rename Filter
Rename the selected filter set.
Exclude ExamDiff Pro backup directory
Exclude items with these attributes