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I'm pretty new user of ArcGIS. My intention is compare files (csv) from one folder with files in another folders. In those folders exist files with the same name but in second folder files have different endings.

First Folder:

  • almukantarat.csv
  • almukantarat1.csv

Second Folder:

  • almukantarat_A.csv
  • almukantarat1_A.csv

I don't know, maybe it can be done in Python or only in ModelBuilder (using Compare files?). Please, could You help me how script or model should look like? I have ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. Thanks

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closed as off-topic by Fezter, MappaGnosis, Mapperz Sep 17 '13 at 13:40

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Are you trying to compare the contents of the csv files that match before the underscore? – Paul Sep 17 '13 at 7:21
What would you like to compare? File size, number of files, the differences in content ... – Benno Sep 17 '13 at 8:07
I have voted to close this question because I don't see how it relates to GIS? – Fezter Sep 17 '13 at 8:29
use notepad++ to compare to files side by side. – Mapperz Sep 17 '13 at 13:39
I would like compare exacly contents of the csv files. Why it's conecting with GIS? In those files are objects with geoposition, and their position could be changed. In one file could be thousands obejcts, in each folder could be houndred files, so from my site it isn't possible to compare it manually. I know that it can be done by CompareFiles tool, but I don't know how I can implement this tool for those houndreds files, so that's why I'm asking about Python script or Model Builder. – almukantarat Sep 17 '13 at 18:33