Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#11011 closed Feature request (rejected)

True File (byte-by-byte) file comparison checking

Reported by: Howard Brown Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: file check compare Cc:
Component version: 3.22.1 Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Windows Home 10 64Bit


Will the FileZilla offer real local/server byte-by-byte file check and perhaps, even a file comparison tool, not just date/time and filesize checks, that are currently offered?

The date/time comparisons feature is buggy due to server/local timezone issues and the filesize feature alone isn't 100% effective in knowing that the files are really the same, which could lead to nasty differences not otherwise caught.

I realize that the file byte-by-byte check and a file comparison tool are two different things, but having the check at a minimum is really necessary and the comparison tool extension would be really nice.

One way to easily implement the comparison tool which I've seen in your forum and suggested myself that FileZilla should offer a configuration option to allow an external diff tools to be used, which automate the downloading of the server-side file and starting up a third-party diff tool, if one is not otherwise offered by you, to allow local and server files to be easily checked.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 7 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

To access the contents of a remote file it needs to be downloaded first. Instead of comparing files you can then save a step and simply download (or upload) every file regardless of their content.

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