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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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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To compare two PDF documents textually and visually on Linux [closed]

I know this thread which is mostly about the texttual differentiation between two documents on Windows. Those recommended tools are not good in both textual and visual inspection. I have not found any ...
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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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Want to compare a Flat File Sync Folder to original Sub-Foldered Folder

This may be a bit of an edge case, hence why I'm having so much trouble. I have a scenario (not worth explaining) where I need a folder's contents sync-ed to another folder but as flat files (so it ...
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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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Binary/Hash comparing files in different locations while ignoring folder structure in OSX

I need a way to compare files in two different sets of locations, preferably in a way that is a little more thorough than just the file name. We recently got a new NAS for the office and have been ...
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hash-based asyncronous directory comparison

I am trying to efficiently synchronize two large directories via VPN over a long distance. Unfortunately I cannot install advanced tools like git or rsync on the remote server due to company ...
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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 ...
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How can I get a diff-like comparison of two files without the “change” sections?

I have two files that I would like to compare in terms of additions and deletions only. For example, if I diff these two files: start old old old end and: start old old but now new new new end I ...
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How to automatically create comparison pictures for a transcoded video file?

How do one automatically/easily create a "before-after" comparison of two video file, where one file is the transcoded version of the other, in terms of several still images? Each pair would be ...
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Comparison of numbers in Windows command line

How to compare two numbers if they are greater than 32 bit integer in dos in a 32 bit system? The two numbers are the size of folders in bytes. Can somebody help me please?
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Command-line option to compare 2 images in FastStone Image Viewer

I find FastStone Image Viewer a useful freeware to compare 2 images side by side, by selecting the images (by holding down Ctrl and clicking) in its Browser view, then pressing P. Is there a ...
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Difference between folders

How can I compare recursively 2 folders with same structure. With using diff or git diff from bash command line?
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How to do a binary compare of multiple folders?

I have >100 folders that I would like to compare. I don't want to merge, but simply make sure that the content of those folders are the same. How can I do this on Windows and without Beyond Compare?
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Comparing images

I'm making a website for a company, only the previous webmaster resized all the images and pasted a watermark on them in the bottom right corner. Now I've got this huge 64GB folder with photos in ...
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Comparing files for similarities

Is there a standard Linux tool that looks for similarities between two files? The diff tool works best comparing files that are mostly the same, and outputs where they differ. I'm looking for a tool ...
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How can I compare two files, from a website, on the command line?

I need to do the following: Basically, I want to be able to compare two text (or text-equivalent, i.e. not binary) files which are held on a website, e.g.: ...
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Folder diff tool that allows easy comparison of large number of files

I'm trying to verify that a tool to export data from one source control platform to a second works properly before we spend money on a non-demo license. The demo version only exports the first half ...
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Comparing two spreadsheets and returning similarities

The challenge I am presented with is this: I have two spreadsheets where I need to compare one column of data from each spreadsheet. How do I do the comparison and have the same numbers from both ...
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View incremental diffs of my revisions to files using Dropbox

Sometimes I use a simple editor like Notepad++ to edit my webpages on Dropbox. Notepad++, not being an über-editor or IDE, does not track file changes for me. But Dropbox does!! Has anybody ...
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Is there a program that compares image files and reports if they are exactly the same pixel-wise?

I'm making a regression testing suite for some rendering software. I need to be able to load an image file (PNG or TGA, ideally) and compare the pixel values to a standard approved image. I'd like it ...
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How can I compare just the file contents of two zip files

I created these two zip files about 24 hours apart. $ ls -l /tmp/*.zip -rw-rw-r-- 1 scott scott 1401289 Mar 21 20:11 /tmp/inc1.zip -rw-rw-r-- 1 scott scott 1401289 Mar 22 19:29 /tmp/inc2.zip You ...
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How can I compare the contents of .pdf files, excluding filenames from comparison?

I usually use WinMerge to view the differences between files, but in this case it doesn't help. The files I'm comparing are known to have different filenames, which is creating false positives when 2 ...
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ISO on DVD differing across platforms?

I have the 32-bit ISO of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and I burned it to a DVD (using Nero Express on Windows XP) to install in VirtualBox on my other computer (running Fedora 15). The problem ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 - Standard or Datacenter edition?

Which one should I install? I virtualize a lot, and have an access to my school's MSDNAA, where I can download/"buy" Windows 2008R2. All editions (with SP1). Which one should I choose? Standard or ...
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Check for duplicate files in two collections, ignoring duplicates within A

I have four similar large collections of website files. They are archived copies of a similar directory tree from different times in the past. I want to merge them all to the most recent collection, ...
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md5sum of files in two folders

I'm trying to compare all the files in two folders via an md5sum in one command. Some like the following (bash) in Debian: $ cd ~/FOLDER1 $ md5sum ~/FOLDER2/* | md5sum -c - The idea is that the ...
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List differences between remote folder (sftp) and local one

I wish to find a windows program (preferably with GUI) that will compare recursively a remote folder (SFTP) and a local one. I would like it to list all the files and folders that are different, ...
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Why using hexadecimal in computer is better than using octal?

What are benefits that hexadecimal provides? And is it really octal is less common than hexadecimal?
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GUI Software To Compare Two Files, Get “Clean” Export of Differences?

Is there a way to do a "clean" export of the differences between files? Not a diff, or even a formatted report... just a clean .CSV/.XLS/etc export. This is for people that are non-technical; we have ...