File comparison is the process of comparing the contents of files, finding their common contents and their differences, usually using an automated tool

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excel: compare 3 column's numbers, decide on the largest number and place the column header in the 4th column

i want to compare the numbers of three columns, row by row, decide on the largest number and then place the title of the column of the largest number in a fourth column. the fourth column will end up ...
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Compare two rows and two columns and sum the 3rd row of the common value

I want to compare two rows and two columns and have to sum the third row of the common value. I have two sheets. In one, I have the work the students made, ordered by date. In the same sheet, I have ...
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How to compare databases?

I tried using meld on two dumps from two different databases from the same RDBMS, but it seems that those dumps are not comparable because not being canonical. I tried both pg_dump ... (standard) and ...
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Compare 1 column with 3 others and extract values from col1 that do not appear in other cols

Hey I have column A that has a list of text values, and have columns B,C,D which contain some of the same text values. I want to extract the values from Column A which do not appear in column B,C or ...
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Comparing files in two folders with different hierarchies and renamed files

I had a folder on my PC, and copied it to my laptop. Since than, I have changed some files on each of the folders (file modification, renaming, putting into folders an vice versa). How can I re-sync ...
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Compare two excel files

I need to compare two Excel Spreadsheets to see if values of each user in a specific column were changed. The new Spreadsheet may have additional users that were added making the row old users ...
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How can I binary compare two large files in Windows?

I have two 4GB temporary files. I did a quick visual inspection using a hex editor and see they appear to be the same but command can I use in something like PowerShell to binary comapre the two so I ...
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Comparing folders on two unconnected computers

I'd like to compare folders on two different computers. I'm using BitTorrent Sync to synchronize currently 260 GBs of data between two computers: a Windows 7 desktop PC and a Windows 8.1 laptop. All ...
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remove duplicate lines after first word in sentace linux terminal

I was looking to remove duplicates of lines of text but after a space from the first word in this format; apples blue apples green apples are sometimes red pairs green pairs black potato brown lemon ...
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2 large text files, find the lines that are not duplicate linux terminal

I am looking to find lines that are not duplicate, example; Text file 1: cats 3 dogs 8 mice 4 pigs 10 ... Text file 2: dogs 8 mice 4 cats 78 pigs 29 bird 6 ... Cats and pigs simply got changed ...
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comparing two columns for matches then return values meeting certain conditions

I have the following: column D ( 300 values representing the average of three cells, A1:A300 & B1:B300 & C1:C300) column H ( 50 values ) column E & column F & Column G; they are to ...
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How to highlight all keywords in a piece of text?

We are using a large common spammer phrase list as part of our spam filtering system. Any matches in the subject or message body of an email cause it to go straight to our Office 365 hosted ...
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How can I compare effective power usage of two CPUs / CPU+Mobo+Mem combinations?

I have this server which does mostly file sharing (with the associated storage). No serious number crunching and it isn't the firewall. My current box has a Celeron D processor (Prescott 336 2.8 GHz); ...
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Apache vs nginx Memory Consumption with PHP

I want to start by saying that I know the debate regarding PHP performance under Apache and nginx is still a bit undecided, as PHP is generally the bottleneck on performance. I have my application ...
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How to find similarities in two text files?

Given two text files, how can I find passages that are alike? I know that I can use Meld or another diff tool to show the differences, but how to do the reverse thing? For example, here are two texts ...
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batch files compare before and after before deleting

I use two commands in this batch file for /r %%n in (*.wav) do xma2encode "%%n" for /r %%n in (*.wav) do del "%%n" Sometimes xma2encode doesn't create the .xma file like it is supposed to. If it ...
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Comparing two columns and extracting the entire row data in excel

The names from a column in sheet1 has to be compared with names from a column in sheet2, and the if a name matches, the entire row data of that particular name from sheet2 has to be displayed in ...
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Excel - Compare two cells and display the larger number?

Can someone tell me how to compare two cells (numbers), and then display the larger cell? Cell C1 = IF A1 > B1 then display A1 else display B1 Sorry I'm not an excel pro.
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Diffing an entire hard drive, available tools?

There's an existing question similar to this that didn't get answered in the proper context (a massive volume of data to compare) at all, so I'm trying again here. I'm using SuperDuper to maintain a ...
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Is there a diff-like tool that searches the directory for existence of the file or folder?

In an attempt to de-duplicate the data on my system, I've used tools such as Gemini for finding duplicate files across directories and diff tools like Kaleidescope for understanding how the ...
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How to compare CPUs given CPU frequency and Number of cores? [closed]

I am currently working on a comparison between several single-board microcontrollers and I am trying to compare them according to several aspects (CPU, RAM, Price and features). When it comes to ...
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Excel, compare cells in different sheets in a workbook

I am a real nooby and I have some questions. I have 5 sheets (A,B,C,D,E). Each sheet has numbers in it (10 rows-15 lines) A1 to I15 Now I want to make a 6th sheet in which I can compare the cell ...
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Formula to conditionally format a cell if the cell value (text) is not in row above

I need a formula to format a cell if the value of the cell is not in the row above. I have to compare 100 rows of 10 columns sorted by date with the column above it. Column A has the date and ...
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Excel - comparison of text between two columns [closed]

How do I compare two or more columns in an Excel worksheet to identify the difference. The comparison of two columns is related to text and not the numbers. Please advise.
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Find my look a like in a stack of photos [closed]

I am looking for my own look a like in my school. I have 1500 photos that were made on photo day, including my own. Now I want some way to find the face that looks the most like me. How would I go ...
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How do modern smartphones compare to Apollo mission computers? [closed]

I saw an article some time ago that compared smartphones to the computers that had put mankind on the moon. I can't remember the exact comparison and I can't find an accurate comparison online, as ...
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PDF Files Issue, Same Content, Different Sizes

I have 2 PDF documents, with exactly the same presentation content, but the one document is almost 60% larger in size than the other document. I've tried many tools to compare the documents, all the ...
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want to make sure two or three folders are identical/same

I checked two/three folders with two software called Beyond Compare and Araxis Merge. Those two software says these folders identical. I tried another way. Compress these folders and compare hash ...
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Any ftp clients, have both windows and mac version, can do comparison and allow user to set something like “excluded-file-list”

Is there any ftp client program, better have both windows and mac version, which can do comparison, and allows user to set a "excluded-file-list"
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Using Beyond Compare to diff images on Win 7 command line

Can I use Beyond Compare on Windows 7 command line (cmd or Cygwin) to compare 2 images' content (their file format could vary, so I can't use a byte comparison) in a batch file? If so, how do I ...
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Excel If Statement always shows false

I can't figure out why the result is Y, even if the cell H22 has the value of 4. Shouldn't it be X ? =IF(H22="4";"X";"Y")
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Three way binary comparison for savegame hacking

Basically, I'm trying to compare a bunch of savegames to find where some values are stored. First of all, it's a rogue-like interpreted in WinGlulxe. I'm dealing with almost 100% binary save files ...
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Truth table of a LM393 comparotor [closed]

Need a truth table of the part http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_24281_-1 Have looked every where but never found one. Please find one it will save me a lot of time ...
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Kaleidoscope for git difftool

I tried using kaleidoscope for git difftool to compare two branches. So I installed ksdiff and setted it like follow in my .gitconfig [diff] tool = kaleidoscope [difftool "kaleidoscope"] ...
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Comparing two excel table (and matching two columns in each table)

I'm trying to do the following. Table A includes two columns, if two items from the same line (one from each column in A) appears in one line in column two this line should be marked in Table A. So ...
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Compare Word documents while ignoring formatting differences

I've got two very long Word documents. Unfortunately, some changes have been made in both documents. Along with the changes in content, there have been some formatting changes. One of the documents ...
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Detecting computer name

How can I detect if I am on a certain host computer in a batch script? Ex if I run the command hostname it gives me the current computers hostname. Is there a way that I can save that to a variable or ...
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Compare two excel spreadsheets

I have a spreadsheet that is about 12 columns wide and 5k lines long. I get a new sheet each week and I need to compare the two to determine; 1. if a new line has been added, 2. If an date in the ...
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How to compare multiple photos quickly

Usually, I take always 2-4 photos in a row instead of one - then try to pick the best one. But once the differences are very small, it's hard to tell which photo is better by simple looping using ...
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Excel String compare [duplicate]

I am trying to compare string and then display the what doesn't match between the two of them, for example: take A1 which contains [alpha:beta] and then B1 which contains [alpha] and it will match ...
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How do I test network performance between server and smart-devices

I am currently working on a test use case where I need to test performance (benchmark) between a server/computer and smart-devices (tablet, smartphones etc.). The benchmark I want to do is based on ...
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Directory contents comparer by file content, ignoring name

Is there an utility to compare the contents of a directory by file contents alone? I have two sets of files, most of them binary same, but some of them different; but each files of a pair have ...
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Tool to help compare mp3 bitrate quality?

So I've got 2 mp3 files 320 kbps 192 kbps However it's hard for me to notice any differences at all (it seems there's none). Is there a tool to help compare bitrate quality? I wanna find out what ...
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How to compare two OneNote sections (*.one files)

I am syncing my OneNote notebooks using Cubby (something like Dropbox) and sometimes, it generates "conflicts", i.e. suddenly there are two sections like this: MyNotes.one MyNotes (conflict at ...
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Comparing part of a filename in a windows batch file

Consider this script: SETLOCAL EnableDelayedExpansion for /F "tokens=2 delims=." %%G in ("%1") do set partial_name = %%G if partial_name GEQ 9200 ( move I:\rosa\transfertmp\%1 L:\OSLDos\Tmp\ ) else ...
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EXCEL populate a list of sunday's dates and ignore the sundays in an exception list

Hi i'm working on a sheet which i have to populate with sundays dates, and make sure that dates from an exception list don't be present in my final list Goal: is to have the list of dates of only ...
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How to make compressed iso images?

I have a disk image file (iso) which is about 2.5GB, but when I mount and extract it, 13GB of files comes out. It means that it strongly compressed. I have UltraIso 9.5 but, it can not compress it as ...
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Remove difference b/w PC and Unix Text in beyond compare

My problem is I'm try to compare two folders which are almost same but some little difference. But when I compare both of the folders then it shows difference in each file. When i open the file its ...
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bash and arithmetic comparison: double quotes or not?

when comparing two integers in bash, do we have to put double quotes ? In the official document http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/comparison-ops.html I can read that double quotes should appear every ...
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Compare cells based on dropdown

I have multiple products, each with various features. I would like to choose a product from a dropdown list and then populate its features below, then do the same for a second product next to it. My ...