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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Find/check redundant files for cleanup and backup purposes

Very often I want to find out if the contents of given folders match or if the content of a single folder is redundant - maybe to check if it's duplicate and can be removed or to make sure there are ...
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Data reconciliation with pivot table

I have 2 tables (table1, table2), each with 2 categorical variables/columns (product, country) and up to 5 real-valued variables to be reconciled/compared against each other (sales and other in the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is this Cross-browser Test mean that IE 9.0 is the best?

Is the results in this http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/ietestcenter mean that IE 9.0 will be the best of all browsers next years ?
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What's a normal file-copying speed these days?

What is a normal speed for copying large files within the same hard-drive on a modern desktop PC (7,200RPM SATA single-drive, Quad-Core CPU, plenty of memory)? And how fast can you go if you really ...
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Comparing two Excel Sheets in same XLS Document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compare between Excel worksheets The title actually explains it all. I would like to be able to compare two Excel Sheets in one Excel document. Comparing two different ...
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Compare dialog does not show differences

In Eclipse, my Compare dialog does not show differences between files, if I compare two folders or revisions. For example the text file ant (without an extension) is not compared well. There are no ...
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Video cards in Mac Book Pros

I've been wondering for quite a while about these: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256MB. What's the former? What's the latter? Can you play latest 3D games without the latter? My first ...
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How to rename a big collection of files numerically, ordered based on “Date modified”?

I am using Windows 7; I have about 1400 small images of type: *.png Each image has a random name, but it has a specific date it was created at; that is "Date modified". What I need to do is to ...
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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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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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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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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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Find missing files from multiple backups, regardless the folder location

I have 6 backups of my PC wasting a lot of space, on an external hard disk, because all of them are full backups (not incremental) of my PC, meaning that the majority of the contents are duplicated ...
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Compare two computers

I would like to compare my notebook with my iPhone (about power (speed)). i need something that is really "official" or let's me make a clear statement because I'm using it for a bachelor thesis. is ...
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Check if there are changes on file system (Ubuntu 10.10)

I have to get my PC to the service because sometimes the system hangs and suddendly reboots without any reason. Anyway, I will create a test user if they want to start the computer. Moreover I think ...
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Smarter “Confirm File Replace” dialog on Windows

In Windows (XP at least), when you drag a file to a folder that already has a file with the same name, you get a dialog like this: Does anyone know of a replacement for that dialog that adds a ...
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Translation comparison tools for PO format?

I am using POEdit to modify the localization file of some projects. Unfortunately it seems not able to do comparisons with different versions. Do you now if it does exists a comparison tool for ...
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Compare between Excel worksheets

All my product's SKU and prices are in an Excel document in different columns (Sheet1). In the same spreadsheet, but on another worksheet (Sheet2), I have distributor data with product SKU and prices. ...
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Spreadsheet Compare with locked/hidden cells

I created a worksheet in Excel 2013 with several tabs. There are a number of values and formulas we do not want users seeing or playing with. Most of the cells are locked and hidden. Several of the ...
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Document recovery dialog in MSWord

There is [Autosaved] and [Original] files in the Document Recovery dialog, which lets me to open one or both files and then save them. The problem is that the files are very large and I cannot see ...
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Excel compare two different files and match similar fields and highlight the row

So I have two excel documents. First document with lots of fields and second with the fields that I an interested in. So I am looking to highlight the matching rows from second spreadsheet oo the ...
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R: subset lines of a dataframe containing a string in another file

I would like to subset the lines of data frame 1 (df1) that contain a string from a column in data frame 2 (df2). The problem is that file1 will have multiple strings in the same column. I have tried ...
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How to compare two PowerPoint (2010) text only like in word

Source (smart art, animation, formatting , casing) Draft (smart art converted to shape, changed formatting and casing, removed animation and transition and so on) While I trying a compare to in ...
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Calculate/determine in MS Excel which filetype/product has been ordered first (complex table)

I'm using MS Excel 2013 on a Windows desktop computer. The original worksheet I'm working on contains about 200,000 rows, or 4,000,000 cells, and is about people who downloaded a .pdf file, ordered ...
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Compare two word documents to show only similarities

I am working with two huge Word documents and I want to see only the similarities between. I have been using the compare function under the review tab however it is showing a lot of deletions and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pixel pushing power comparison: GeForce 8600 GT and modern Intel HD Graphics?

There's a similar question here. The answer has a useful link to a table on Tom's Hardware, however I don't think it entirely covers my question. The reason is that the latest generation Intel ...
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TextPad Tortoise Merge Tool

I am trying to create a custom tool in TextPad to call the Tortoise SVN merge tool. If I have two files open in TextPad, I want to diff them with TortoiseMerge by going to Tools -> TortoiseMerge in ...
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Have Total Commander notice file changes when using FTP

I'm using Total Commander to copy compiled files to a server with FTP, but Total Commander often misses changed files during comparing if the file sizes haven't changed. Since I'm using FTP I can't ...
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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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What does Windows 7 Professional have that Home Premium doesn't?

The compare site lists XP mode, Join Domain and network backup. There must be other differences. If not, what are the real values in these features? I'm trying to decide which to get. I will be ...
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How can I compare the content of files in 2 different directories

Can you please tell me how can I compare the content content of each files under 2 different directories hierarchy? I am on MacOS X platform? Thank you.
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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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How can I diff two files and get what is different in the second one as an output

What's easiest way to diff two files, check what is different in the second one and get it as output? I'm comparing two css files, and rest is the same only colors are different. PS: I also want to ...
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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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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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WinTV or Windows Media Center?

I have Windows 7 Professional. I just bought a Hauppauge dual tuner card. It says I can install WinTV or use Windows Media Center. Which is better/has better support for all cable streams? What ...
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Would Windows XP provide better performance than Windows 7 on Intel Atom Z520?

I've bought a netbook Asus Eee 1101HA with Intel Atom Z520 1,33GHz and Windows 7. Even though it is used for basic things (web browsing and simple photo edition in Picasa), its performance is ...
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What are the differences between the ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 and the ATI Mobility FireGL V5250?

I'm considering getting a new laptop soon (probably once Windows 7 comes out), and I'm looking at the Lenovo T400 series, which has the ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 graphics card. Everything else is 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} ] || ...