Compare files, either line by line, byte by byte or blocks of code.

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How to compare mp3, flac audio data in a file, ignoring header data (ID3 tag) etc.?

I've backed up some audio files up in 2 places and added ID3 tags into one backup but not the other, since time has passed my own memory has faded on whether the backups are actually the same, but now ...
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Free file comparison tool for Windows, with simple interface similar to Kompare [closed]

There's a ton of file comparison programs, but I'm looking for something specific and haven't found it yet. I need a graphical file comparison tool for Windows, suitable for non-power users - it ...
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Beyond-compare wont ignore line-breaks?

I have this comparison : I want those line to be treated equal. but it showes me they are different. I already applied those settings : What am I doing wrong ?
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Any free File comparison software for Windows?

I would like to compare a set of files and folders between two computers. But there are so many folders ans subfolders, nested files. So I would like to know if is there a recommended software to ...
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How do I compare the contents of two folders on a Mac?

Here's my deal in a nutshell: I use a Macbook and a PC, where I sync 2-3 large folders between the two with Windows Live Mesh. About 5 days ago my Macbook battery died, and I just upgraded to a ...
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Free WinMerge alternative with more clear line comparison [closed]

I use WinMerge to compare text files, usually alogn with TortoiseSVN. It is pretty good. The only thing which is inconvenient for me is very rough line comparison. For instance, if I have two long ...
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Check if a large file includes another (smaller) file

I have a 3MB and a 5MB text file. I want to make sure that the larger file includes all the lines that are in smaller file. The output needs to show all the lines of the smaller file not included in ...
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Diff two files side by side, new lines on left column for no match

This has been getting the good half of my day and I am sure such a solution must exist (if not, then I am programming one), but alas, here is the question. I have two files, hpc.sorted.modules.txt ...
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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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How to configure BeyondCompare to mark newline differences as unimportant?

Newline additions in the middle of a line in BeyondCompare are marked as important. I want them to become unimportant. How to do that? Example: A: <img src="a.gif"/> B: <img ...
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Comparing files that differ by extension .php and php5

I have a situation that I need to have files with .php5 extension on the server to use php version 5, otherwise php version 4 is used (with .php extension). I started the development locally with ...
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How will I know if two files are identical?

I am currently developing an application and compile it to create a .exe file. Then our operations team copy the compiled application in our test client computer. Now, an error occur when testing the ...
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I want to compare 2 files down to the folders orders and contents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best directory diff tool? I want to compare two big folders some 300 GB. I backed up my data, and I fear I might've changed some of the new copied folders ...
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FileZilla as local files manager - comparing files and directories on local disks

Is there a way to open local directory instead of server directory? Do you know if there is some plugin to make it avaible? I would like to use FileZilla as local file manager just to compare ...
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Identify differences between MP3 files

I have 2 old similar directory trees with MP3 files in them. I am happily using tools like diff and Rsync to identify and merge the files that are only present on one side, or are identical, I'm left ...
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How can I find the differences in visually identical PDF files? [duplicate]

I have two PDF files that look the same when viewed or printed, which diff says are binary and differ. How can I find out what the differences are? I prefer an answer that will run on Mac OS X or on ...
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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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Open-source tools to compare two web pages? [closed]

I want to compare the rendered content of two web pages. Are there any open-source programs that can do this? (I don’t want to compare their sources, just the output that would be displayed in a ...
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How to compare two folders in Linux when they are almost the same?

Normally I use meld to compare folders, however, it is not handy when a folder has many subfolders, because I have to click into each subfolder to see if there is any difference. Is there a tool to ...
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Program to compare binary files

I'm looking for a freeware program that compares two binary files with each other, and can do the following things: Give a percentage of similarity Hash the files (give a few basic, as well as fuzzy ...
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WinMerge won't compare two files around 74 thousand lines

I was able to paste the first text file on the left panel, with 74013 lines. At the right side panel, there is no context menu with Paste option. Is there a way to compare those files in WinMerge? ...
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How to compare two OPML files?

I've imported my google reader subscriptions into two other services (feedly, newsblur). After importing the new services are showing lesser feeds than I had in google. I know that some feeds may be ...
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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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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) ...