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Project tool window | context menu of a folder | Compare Directory with

Project tool window | context menu of two selected folders | Compare Directories

Project tool window | context menu of a folder | Sync with Deployed to

Remote Host tool window | context menu of a folder | Sync with local

Tools | Deployment | Sync with local

Database tool window | context menu of two selected items | Compare

This window is displayed every time you explore differences between:

In this dialog box, explore the detected differences and synchronize the compared items.

Tip

You can also open the difference viewer without running PyCharm. This is done through the following command: <path to PyCharm executable file> diff <path_1> <path_2> where path_1 and path_2 are paths to the folders in question.

In this section:

Toolbar

Item Tooltip and shortcut Description Available for
refresh Refresh
F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5
Click this button to refresh the contents of the differences viewer. All
arrow_right Show new files on left side
Alt+RightAlt+RightAlt+RightAlt+RightAlt+Right, Ctrl+X, N or Ctrl+X, OAlt+RightCtrl+Page DownCtrl+F6, Ctrl+Alt+Left or Ctrl+Page DownShift Command Close Bracket or Control RightControl RightCommand F6 or Alt Command Right
Press this toggle button to have PyCharm show the items, that are present in the first of the compared directories or database objects and are missing in the second one. All
not_equal Show difference
Alt+Minus
Press this toggle button to have PyCharm show items that are present in both folders or database objects but differ in contents, or timestamp, or size. All
equal Show equals
Alt+Equals
Press this toggle button to have PyCharm show the items that are present in both directories or objects and have the same contents, or timestamp, or size, depending on the parameter for comparison specified in the Compare by drop-down list. All
arrow_left Show new files on right side
Alt+LeftAlt+LeftAlt+LeftAlt+LeftAlt+Left or Ctrl+X, PAlt+LeftCtrl+Page UpCtrl+Shift+F6, Ctrl+Alt+Right or Ctrl+Page UpShift Command Open Bracket or Control LeftControl LeftShift Command F6 or Alt Command Left
Press this toggle button to have PyCharm show the items, that are present in the second of the compared directories or database objects and are missing in the first one. All
Compare by In this drop-down list, select the parameter to be used for comparison. The available options are:
  • Contents
  • Size
  • Time stamp
Local folders
Local-remote folders
debug_resume Synchronize Selected
EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter
Click this button to have PyCharm apply the specified action to the selected pair of items. Actions to be performed are shown in the * field. All
rerun.png Synchronize All
Ctrl+EnterCtrl+EnterCtrl+EnterCtrl+EnterCtrl+EnterCtrl+EnterCtrl+EnterCtrl+EnterCommand EnterCommand EnterCommand Enter
Click this button to have PyCharm apply the specified action to all the pairs of items in the list. Actions to be performed are shown in the * field. All
commonfilter.png Hide excluded files Click this button to suppress showing files excluded from synchronization. Local-remote folders
Filter Type the filtering string (for example, file or table name). Use * wildcard to replace any number of arbitrary characters.

Note that filter applies on pressing EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter.

All
Path These fields show the paths to the folders being compared. To change a directory, click the Browse button browseButton and specify another directory in the dialog that opens. Local folders
Local-remote folders

List of items

The list shows the items from the compared objects that meet the comparison criterion specified in the Compare by drop-down list and the filtering criteria specified through the toolbar buttons.

Item Description Available for
Name These read-only fields show the names of  files   under the object specified in the  Path   fields. All
Size These read-only fields show the sizes of files under the folders being compared. Local folders
Local-remote folders
Date These read-only fields show the timestamps of files under the folders being compared. Local folders
Local-remote folders
* The icon in this field indicates the action that will be applied to the pair of items in the current line upon clicking the Synchronize Selected debug_resume.gif or Synchronize All rerun.png  toolbar button.

To change the currently selected action, click the icon.

Icon Action
arrow_right Copy the item in the left side to the right side, possibly overwriting the contents of the corresponding target item, if it already exists.
arrow_left Copy the item in the right side to the left side, possibly overwriting the contents of the corresponding target item, if it already exists.
equal The items are treated identical with regard to the selected criterion of comparison. No action will be performed by default.
not_equal The items differ with regard to the selected criterion of comparison. No action will be performed by default. Explore the differences in the Differences Pane and change the intended action by clicking the icon.
close.png The item is present only in one of the folders and will be removed.
All

Differences pane

Note

The differences pane only shows for   files   with the same names, which exist on both sides. For the files and DB objects that exist on one side only, the contents of the selected file/DB object is displayed.

If the files have read-only status, they are not editable in the differences pane.

Item Description
copy Click this button to place to the clipboard the fragment of code selected in the preview pane. If nothing is selected, the whole line at caret is copied.
find.png Click this button to initiate the find in text procedure in the differences viewer.
img or img
F7F7F7F7F7F11 or F8F7F5F7F7F5 or Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Shift+F7Ctrl+F5Shift F7Shift F7Alt F5
Click this button to move to the next / previous difference.
Ignore whitespace Use this drop-down list to define how the differences viewer should treat white spaces in the text.
  • Do not ignore: white spaces are important, and the differences should be highlighted.
  • Leading and trailing: Ignore the differences, if they appear in the end and in the beginning of a line.
  • All: white spaces are not important, regardless of their location in the source code.
icon_InsertReplace.gif or icon_InsertReplace2.gif Use these chevron buttons to apply differences between files.

Context menu

This menu appears on right-clicking an entry in the list of items. The commands listed below define actions to be taken for the selected entry and set the action icons in the * column.

Item Icon Description
Set Copy to Right/Left arrow_right
arrow_left
This command sets the specified icons in the * column to copy a file missing from one of the directories. If a file exists on one side, it will be copied; if it doesn't exist, then the file on the other side will not be deleted.
Set Delete close.png This command sets the specified icons in the * column to delete file.
Set Do Nothing Choose this command to remove an action icon.
Set Default Choose this command to set the default action for the entry.
Warn When Delete Select this check command to show warning.
Set Mirror ro Right/Left arrow_right
arrow_left
This command sets the specified icons in the * column to create a complete copy of a directory: if a file exists on one side, it will be copied; if it doesn't exist, then the file on the other side will be deleted. It is helpful for multiple selection.

See Also

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