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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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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What limits Windows 7 x64 machines to <=192GB RAM?

I know motherboards, BIOS, etc may set upper limits on how much RAM we can install or use on individual machines. However, what defines the maximum RAM for Windows 7 x64? Is that a fundamental ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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?