diff is a shell command to find differences between two files. It is common on all *nix based systems

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diff for multiple files

I use "diff -y" command to compare 2 results of different versions of my program line by line. Like this: 1 1 123 | 234 asdf | qerq Is there analog for multiple files, which will allow to ...
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Find the different two Excel sheets when having identical row

I have two excel sheets with same column Names and Format. And it has one identical row(can use as Primary Key) id. I want to get the diff. table 1: id Name GPA ----+------+------- 1 | AA ...
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Updating a modified Prestashop

I don't know if this is the proper forum for this; didn't really seem like a Stack Overflow question, so if I'm in the wrong here, do point me to the correct SE site. Anyway, I have a Prestashop ...
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Binary diff tool which would work the same way as diff(1) tool

Do you know Unix/Linux diff(1) tool works? It shows which lines were added and removed between 2 text files, and shows it in the human-readable form. I need the same kind of tool for binary files - ...
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Sorting XML files so that differences can then be found

I need to compare two XML files, each of which is about 13,000 lines long. Sadly the code that generates these files doesn't generate the data in the same order each time (the data comes from a ...
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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 apply binary diff produced by fc to a file?

How can one apply diff file produced by fc /b command on Windows to update some file in a simplest way possible; i.e. without buying anything or downloading some large/questionable software? The diff ...
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Incremental Backups of ntfsclone Images

I am attempting to make compressed incremental backups of a Windows partition using ntfsclone on Linux. Currently, I am making full ntfsclone images using something like the following command: sudo ...
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is there a Diff tool for dropbox for Mac?

Is there a dropbox diff tool/app for Mac? So what I mean here in an app that highlights visually the difference between versions in a text file you have on dropbox. It would typically have two ...
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Show git diff HEAD~1 of file not touched in recent commits

In Git, to see the differences with a previous commit I run this: git diff HEAD~1 To see the commits related with a single file I would run this: git log --oneline file But if I run the ...
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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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Launch emacs with ediff-files (of ediff-directories) from command line

I would like to launch emacs to ediff either files or directories. For example, I'd like something like: emacs -f ediff-files file1 file2 But when I do this, it doesn't take file1 and file2 as the ...
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Diff content of a website recursively

I have a lot of tools I'm using and want to be able to monitor their changes through their documentation. An example would be Vagrant Documentation - https://docs.vagrantup.com/v2/. I want a solution ...
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Attempting to combine diff command and display last modified between dupes

I am attempting to do something a bit unique, and cannot find the right terminal command line to use. I am attempting to essentially solve for the following problem: I have two volumes of data that ...
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How to make redirected input count as command output

I have a simple C console program that takes some keyboard input and outputs prompts and calculations. I also have two text files: a file with input for the program, and a file that contains the ...
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Recursive diff on directories says files differ, but no output when I diff on the files

(in the Linux Terminal) I used diff --recursive --brief dir1 dir2 and it tells me that File dir1/file and dir2/file differ But then, I try: diff dir1/file dir2/file and there is no output ...
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How do I get a good directory difffile I can use to patch/what to use for patch

I'd like to make a clean diff of a directory that allows me to later use a gui patch program for windows to apply the diffile. If possible I don't want to have to deal with hardcoded paths in the ...
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diff 2 files by (class) method or function?

This just occurred to me today. I've primarily been diffing files whole text using tools like BeyondCompare, etc. Was wondering if there's a tool or functionality to do selective diffs of 2 files, ...
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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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Compare Guitar Pro files

I am looking for a tool that can diff/compare Guitar Pro (5) files. Which of these file types should/could I use to compare tablatures? GP5 exports these file types: MIDI ASCII MusicXML GP5 These ...
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File comparison, one-to-many

I need a program that allows comparing one text file to many others without having to open each one manually. This is how it would work: 1) select the file which all others will be compare with 2) ...
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file changes — notification and diff

I'm looking for a way to be notified if a text file changes (Windows 7), and be offered a file diff upon such a change. For example, the text editor Notepad++ does part of this, notifying me of an ...
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Patching .iso files

sometimes I have only little bandwidth. Also I have access to a machine with high bandwidth via ssh over the low bandwidth line. So let's say, there's a new version of my favorite live system. The ...
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Binary Visual Diff Tool for MacOS X

This might already be answered, but I did not find an answer that really matched my needs. I'm looking for a visual diff tool that can diff binary files. It was also OK if it was integrated into a ...
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OSX Terminal: FTP upload only if file size different

I am currently using FileZilla to backup my Documents. The manual procedure for this is as follows: Sign in to FTP using username and password Open Documents folder on FTP site Drag documents from ...
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How to only add lines using patch?

I'd like to be able to use diff & patch in order to write new lines to a file. To clarify what I mean a bit: Original file: test1.repo exclude=mongo* exclude=sqlite* ...
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Vimdiff functionality in Sublime Text 2

I wanted to know if it is possible to have a vimdiff like functionality to check for diff and have synchronized scrolling of two (or more) files in Sublime Text 2 just like vimdiff? Thanks
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StatSVN generated XML is slightly out of date

There are no StatSVN questions on superuser, but why not start? ;-) Here's my problem... I generate a log from subversion with: svn log -v --xml > log.xml The latest revision that shows up in ...
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How to diff two mails in outlook

I know a guy who is always re-sending me (rather long) emails with little changes. (i.e. a changed name or date) Is there an easy way (preferrably an addin in outlook) to visual diff (visual like ...
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How to watch text file changes over time?

I am looking for a tool that allows me to watch text file changes in the spirit of tail -f or the less [F] feature but not only for data appended to the file but for overall changes. My dream tool ...
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Why does my busybox diff report 'Common subdirectories' for every file pair?

I am using this version of diff on my Synology NAS to verify a backup: xyz> diff BusyBox v1.16.1 (2014-05-29 11:26:15 CST) multi-call binary. Usage: diff [-abBdiNqrTstw] [-L LABEL] [-S FILE] [-U ...
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An issue with git diff command

What could be causing this error on Mac OS X (mavericks)? I have git installed with homebrew ➜ whereis git /usr/bin/git ➜ which git /usr/local/bin/git ➜ git --version git version 2.0.4 Now when I ...
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Is there a tool that can compare multi level directories and create a report?

I'm currently working on web server migration to new servers. As part of this, I also have to update file paths and make changes to config files. End of the day, I have to submit a report of what was ...
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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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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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Kdiff3 show conflict even that files have equal text and are binary equals

Like in title. Kdiff3 info dialogue shows that ( i do 2 way merge): Total number of conflicts: 0 Nr of automatically solved conflicts: 0 Nr of unsolved conflicts: 0 kdiff3 files a and b have equal ...
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Colorize only the changes and not the complete line in diff

I have to very similar files which usually only differ in the capitalization. Currently I'm using the default diff but seeing the actual difference can be hard. For example I compare files only ...
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Software for creating DB alter script that ONLY uses DDL scripts

I am looking for a software which can compare two databases by ONLY using DDL script (i.e. I dont want to create a schema but rather do it on the fly). Is this possible ? Any ideas ?
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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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Alternative to diff with progress for massive directory compare?

I just rsync-ed 2,000,000 files (3TB) from one RAID to another. I want to make sure my data is intact. rsync -c takes a really long time. diff doesn't show me what it's doing. Is there an ...
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Improve diff viewer in Visual Studio 2010

In Visual Studio 2010 you can compare a local file with the latest version/workspace version. This opens up a diff viewer showing the two versions of the file side by side with the lines that are ...