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31 Jul, 2018 03:53 AM

File compare does nothing on my system (Mac OS 10.13.6; Path Finder 8.0.1.). I'm attaching three files to show that, I have File Compare preferences configured, that /usr/bin/opendiff is indeed present in the system, and the dual pane is selected properly. I put up two windows and select exactly one (txt to make it simple) file in each, either press F9 or go by the menu Commands-->Compare Selected Items, either way, and nothing happens. The menu choice is not greyed out; F9 "lights up" the Window item on the menu when pressed, so I'm assuming from that that it "should be" working.
There have been so many annoyances in this "upgrade," many of which work out when I have gotten used to the new way of doing things (it took me a while to get a sidebar to stick and work for me for example), and I trust that a very good program is coming but not yet. We're all beta testers, for a fee, I guess.

  1. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 31 Jul, 2018 11:58 AM.

  2. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 31 Jul, 2018 12:00 PM

  3. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 31 Jul, 2018 12:00 PM

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    Hi Fred, 

    Thanks for reporting this issue!

    Unfortunately, it doesn't work as intended at the moment. 

    We've already reported it to our developers. 

    Make sure to let us know should any further questions arise. 

    Best Regards, 
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team 

  4. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 31 Jul, 2018 12:00 PM.

  5. Incanto re-opened this discussion on 22 Aug, 2018 05:16 PM

  6. 2 Posted by Incanto on 22 Aug, 2018 05:16 PM

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    Just wondering, any work happening on this one? FW

  7. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 24 Aug, 2018 02:59 PM.

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  9. 3 Posted by Incanto on 02 Sep, 2018 09:08 PM

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    I'm reopening this discussion in hopes for some indication that the problem of non-functioning file compare is at least being worked on. Or, is there insufficient staff, or motivation, for cocoatech to address the loss of file compare? I wouldn't be that surprised as there are so many, many issues with the current version . . .

  10. Support Staff 4 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 03 Sep, 2018 02:00 PM

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    Hi,

    Thanks for pointing this out. 

    This issue is, of course, on our developers' list. 
    They will get back to it as soon as possible, sorry for the inconvenience. 

    Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

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  13. 5 Posted by Incanto on 12 Sep, 2018 03:29 AM

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    The non-performance of File Compare continues in PF 8.2. It has not been addressed. Will it ever be addressed, is the question.

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  16. 6 Posted by bruiser on 17 Sep, 2018 09:52 PM

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    I have the latest Path Finder 8.2 with 10.13.6 High Sierra. Configuring 'File Comparison' to use the 'Beyond Compare' file comparison tool works exactly as expected. Is this just an issue with using the opendiff tool then?

    Thanks for an excellent tool in Path Finder, and keep up the good work!

    =bwh=

  17. 7 Posted by Incanto on 17 Sep, 2018 10:02 PM

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    bruiser . . . thanks for pointing this out. Where did you acquire "Beyond Compare?"

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