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Free Compare & Merge Tools

Tool Description
Examdiff User response:
  • "Small executable, loads fast.
  • User friendly, can view contents and difference easily.
  • No syntax highlighting.
  • No file editing. Editing is spawn using external editor and can jump directly to the exact line.
  • No file merging. Required manual merging using external text editor.
  • No folder/directory compare."
  • Freediff User response:
    • "Large executable, seems to be written in visual basic.
    • User friendly, can view contents and difference easily.
    • No syntax highlighting
    • No file editing.
    • No file merging.
    • No folder/directory compare."
    KDiff3 Very nice looking. From the site: "KDiff3 is a program that
    • compares or merges two or three text input files or directories,
    • shows the differences line by line and character by character (!),
    • provides an automatic merge-facility and
    • an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts"
    TreeComp User response:
    • "Small executable, loads fast.
    • Utility to keep 2 directory trees and the files within the directories in sync.
    • It is not a visual content comparison & merging tool, but Treecomp can spawn visual comparison & merging tools.
    • Zip archives & FTP sites compare."
    WinMerge From the site: "WinMerge is an Open Source visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms. It is highly useful for determing what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions."

    User response:
    • "Small executable, loads well, responsive.
    • User friendly, can view contents and difference easily.
    • Syntax highlighting.
    • Allows direct editing within file comparison panes.
    • Allows file merging.
    • Folder/directory compare, but don't like the GUI for this.
    • No binary file compare."

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