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Free file comparison utilities

Post by XnTriq » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:30 am

  • Brother Technology: AptDiff
    Visual text/binary files comparison and merging utility.
  • ComponentSoftware: CSDiff
    ComponentSoftware Diff (CSDiff) is a free advanced file difference analysis tool for Windows. Use it to analyze what changes have been made between two revisions of the same file, folder or archived folder. CSDiff is commonly used to analyze program source files, HTML documents and MS-Word documents.
  • cyberpromote: DiffDaff
    DiffDaff is a free utility that enables a direct comparison between two files, folders, or web sites and shows the differences line by line. The variations are classified as changes, deleted, non-existing, and identical content. The variations are also color marked. The DiffDaff tool enables parallel scrolling through the results, line numeration, and many other features that facilitate the work and simplify locating the differences.
  • SourceGear: DiffMerge
    DiffMerge is an application to visually compare and merge files for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix.
  • PrestoSoft: ExamDiff
    ExamDiff is a freeware Windows tool to visually compare text files. It offers a quick, intuitive, and powerful way to keep your files in sync.
  • SourceForge.net: WinMerge
    WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.
  • Microsoft: WinDiff
    The WinDiff utility (WINDIFF.EXE) graphically compares the contents of two files or two directories. With WinDiff, you can compare and modify the contents of files and directories using a graphical Windows interface.

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Re: Free file comparison utilities

Post by helmut » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:50 am

WinMerge is really a good diff tool with
- helpful diff options (e.g. ignore upper/lower case, ignore blanks)
- useful functionality (e.g. merge all, inline diff, graphical overview of differences)
- good user interface (e.g. drag & drop of file names and paths to the file dialog).

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Re: Free file comparison utilities

Post by XnTriq » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:00 pm

  • Angus Johnson: TextDiff
    TextDiff is a simple file management tool that was designed to help you compare two text files, or two diferent folders.
  • Jan Fiala: PsPad » Text compare with differences highlighted
    Settings » Program Settings... » System integration » Register in System context menu » Show item: PsPad TextDiff

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Re: Free file comparison utilities

Post by marsh » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:23 pm

Diffuse: "graphical tool for merging and comparing text files" (linux/win32)

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