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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Is it possible to measure ping times through a frame's delay in video games?

As the title says. I remember watching a proffessional researchers analyze video games networking system, and they mentioned something about measuring ping times through frame delay in which every ...
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Excel - Matching data across 2 separate workbooks

I have 2 separate tabs (tab A and Tab B) on a Workbook that both contain the column called CustomerID - this contains a unique Customer ID number. On Tab A it is Column B, on tab B it is under column ...
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Is there any way to tell a if backup is complete?

I lost a disk. It's clicking, which seems to be something almost everyone agrees is not very fixable. I have backups. Problem is, I look at the backups and the first thing I think is "Is that all I ...
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Compare value from one cell with other sheets with different names

i have a workbook, where i create one sheet per employee, the sheet is named after the employee. The sheet has two columns Variable and Values. The Variables will differ for departments I create a ...
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How to compare Word Documents (Unknown relation)

How do I compare two word documents that are related, but I do not know exactly how. (Different filenames, different filesizes) Everything I can find about comparing seems to be abut different ...
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I want to compare two columns in excel having 500000 records

I have two columns in excel file having almost 500000 records in each col. I want to check how many records from col 1 are present in col 2. I'm using below formula: ...
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How to extract only missing records from two given spreadsheets? [closed]

I have been provided with two spreadsheets, the first spreadsheet contains information about the member and the other contains the attendance on a particular day. Both have a common unique field which ...
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Compare the state of my system before vs. after software installation

I'd like to compare the state of my system before and after the installation of a given software. I've tried to do it with Windows System State Analyzer but the diff hangs after a few minutes and ...
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How can I quickly compare two directories skipping hard linked files that exist in both directories in linux

I have two directories that I would like to compare. The first directory contains an rsync backup of many thousands of folders and files. The second directory contains hard links to all of the files ...
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Compare two folders and update changes

I recently replaced a dying server for a client and migrated all of his stuff to a NAS. While I was copying data he and his employees were making changes on the server. I have the bulk of the data ...
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Use Excel to calculate similarity between two strings [duplicate]

Is there any way to calculate the % difference between two strings in Excel? For example, oftentimes a customer sends us a list of items that they want us to match with items in our system based on ...
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How to compare the contents of two pst files that check the same email address?

Is it otherwise possible to automate the comparison of two pst files? Here's my situation... A soon-to-be ex-employee brought his laptop in so that the contents could be copied/backed up (it was a ...
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How to compare those (date) values in bash

I need to compare 2 strings of the following formatting: 2013-12-31T00:00:00 2014-11-19T15:40:30 Its a custom datetime format. I tried different things, none worked: if [ ${val1} < ${val2} ] || ...
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Notepad++ Compare plugin doesn't highlight line changes anymore

I have 2 PCs at work, one with older version of Notepad++ (6.1.7) and one with newer version (6.5.3) and I use it frequently to quickly compare pieces of code or any other strings (I use WinMerge or ...
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How to compare two columns with other two columns for duplicates in Excel

I need to compare columns C and D with A and B and only if exist same combination of two cells in one row. Hope the image below will explain the situation better.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...