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bqrs diff


codeql bqrs diff <options>... -- <file1> <file2>


Compute the difference between two result sets.



[Mandatory] First BQRS file to compare.


[Mandatory] Second BQRS file to compare.


Write rows only present in file1 to this file.


Write rows only present in file2 to this file.


Write rows present in both file1 and file2 to this file.


Comma-separated list of result set names to copy directly to the corresponding output instead of comparing. If –both is given, that output is taken from file1. Defaults to ‘nodes,edges,subpaths’ to simplify handling of path-problem results.


[Advanced] Include internal entity IDs in the comparison. Entity IDs are not comparable across databases, but for result sets that originate from the same database this can help distinguish entities with the same location and label.

Common options

-h, --help

Show this help text.


[Advanced] Give option to the JVM running the command.

(Beware that options containing spaces will not be handled correctly.)

-v, --verbose

Incrementally increase the number of progress messages printed.

-q, --quiet

Incrementally decrease the number of progress messages printed.


[Advanced] Explicitly set the verbosity level to one of errors, warnings, progress, progress+, progress++, progress+++. Overrides -v and -q.


[Advanced] Write detailed logs to one or more files in the given directory, with generated names that include timestamps and the name of the running subcommand.

(To write a log file with a name you have full control over, instead give --log-to-stderr and redirect stderr as desired.)

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