DiffUtils for Windows

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.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  2145352 24 May 2004  d39323cc46969ccbbab26321e238953e
• Sources Setup  999016 24 May 2004  11a61d5890eead3d381c0d940a600bdd
• Binaries Zip  456027 24 May 2004  9e0d232d7a15b4b7b72556ecc2710a42
• Dependencies Zip  702027 23 May 2004  daaf108f481ebdb19c8621141da350d4
• Documentation Zip  1177232 23 May 2004  e5e8713b7762c9396049859ab0524e84
• Sources Zip  1482028 24 May 2004  a660b2abcad598c12ce112b042166d96

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.

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Installation and Usage

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


All required packages from GnuWin32, i.e. excluding msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.

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