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Author Topic: Free text/file comparison tool?  (Read 5466 times)

moerl

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Free text/file comparison tool?
« on: April 29, 2007, 03:23:06 PM »
I'm looking for a free alternative to <A HREF="http://www.scootersoftware.com/">Beyond Compare</A>/<A HREF="http://www.ultraedit...e=Content&pid=34">IDM's UltraCompare</A>

Anyone know of one? Thanks :)

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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 03:25:46 PM »
Oh snap.. I really should do MORE searching before I make threads about topics: http://www.thefreeco...filecomparison.shtml
I'll try "Winmerge".

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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007, 04:28:05 PM »
Along with the payware Pro version, there's a free version of ExamDiff

Brief notes on a few more at http://keithdevens.com/wiki/diff




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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007, 04:31:20 PM »
VIM! :D
(through vimdiff)
Although winmerge is pretty good.
I also like eclipse's diff, but that's much more related to code.

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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007, 05:28:09 PM »

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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 05:31:10 PM »
I chose Winmerge. It KILLS. It's awesome :) Thanks!

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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2007, 05:49:17 PM »
Yeah, I saw this thread and WinMerge was the first thing that came to mind. Awesome freeware.
I`m a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class, especially since I rule.

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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 12:11:45 AM »
just to point out the obvious ;-)
diff

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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 01:13:21 AM »
Let me be the first to suggest the excellent WinMerge! :P

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Re: Free text/file comparison tool?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007, 01:33:38 AM »
A couple other compare utilities to consider are p4merge from Perforce and TortoiseMerge by the guys who distribute TortoiseSVN.  Both are free.  For details see this post:

http://www.donationc...80.msg57381#msg57381