DiffUtils: show differences between files
You can use the diff command to show differences between two files, or each corresponding file in two directories. diff outputs differences between files line by line in any of several formats, selectable by command line options. This set of differences is often called a `diff' or `patch'. For files that are identical, diff normally produces no output; for binary (non-text) files, diff normally reports only that they are different.
You can use the cmp command to show the offsets and line numbers where two files differ. cmp can also show all the characters that differ between the two files, side by side.
You can use the diff3 command to show differences among three files. When two people have made independent changes to a common original, diff3 can report the differences between the original and the two changed versions, and can produce a merged file that contains both persons' changes together with warnings about conflicts.
You can use the sdiff command to merge two files interactively.
If you download the Setup program of the package, the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included if they are available from GnuWin32; so, standard operating-system libraries, such as msvcrt.dll, are not included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself.
|• Complete package, except sources||Setup||24 May 2004|
|• Sources||Setup||24 May 2004|
|• Binaries||Zip||24 May 2004|
|• Dependencies||Zip||23 May 2004|
|• Documentation||Zip||23 May 2004|
|• Sources||Zip||24 May 2004|
You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.
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DiffUtils may be installed in any directory, provided the subdirectory structure is maintained. Native language support is also active.
The interactive mode of Sdiff does not work properly. Only redirection of its output to a file works.
General Installation Instructions