WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows

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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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WinMerge: How to exclude *.bak and *.tmp files?

How do I include all files and exclude *.bak and *.tmp files in WinMerge compare dialog window? =========== WinMerge Dialog Window =========== Left: [Folder-A] [ OK ] Right: [Folder-B] ...
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Winmerge identical file names with different extension

Can Winmerge be used to compare two folders that have the same files, but different extensions? I converted all my music from FLAC to ALAC, so I have two folders: ...
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WinMerge & Encoding

I have a problem with WinMerge (or more specific: WinMergeU). I have several php files that have the same content up to the chosen encoding. How can I tell WinMerge to ignore the encoding? If this is ...
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How to use winmerge line filter?

There are a lot of difference which I am not interested. For example, consider the following case: LEFT : XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX RIGHT: XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX OPTIOINAL XYZ I want to ignore this pattern of ...
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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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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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WinMerge and Diffmerge

I prefer Winmerge to Diffmerge. But the one thing I envy is diffmerge's folder diff feature. Diffmerge shows, for complecate folders and subfolders, only different files(not folders). Winmerge shows ...
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Empty folders in WinMerge compare?

Is there any way to filter these via the command line so they don't show up. The only thing I've found is that you can hide an item one by one but that's impractical with many folders. There's ...
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Looking for utility to look for identical blocks text within a *single* document

I want to look for duplicate blocks of text within the same document. Tools like WinMerge and Beyond Compare don't seem to do this. Does anyone know of a utility that can do this?
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Can I use WinMerge to compare *.class files?

I used to work with BeyondCompare and it was able to compare *.class files by configuring it to run a decompiler before comparison. Is there something like that for WinMerge? Or a plug-in that can do ...
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How to change WinMerge font size?

How can I change WinMerge font size and perhaps the font type? Is it possible?
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Winmerge not in the context menu of everything tool

I use this tool everything to search files. In windows xp, I was able to search files and then use context menu for winmerge, tortoisesvn etc. Now I have started using windows 7, everything works fine ...
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Can I use an replace internal diff in Total Commander with an external diff program?

Since I don't really like Total Commander's internal diff 'Compare Contents' used in Compare by content and Synchronize Dirs -> Compare left & right I want to use something else like Winmerge or ...
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How to use WinMerge Excel plugin?

I know this works, because of this question - How do I compare two Excel documents? I have installed Newest WinMerge and http://freemind.s57.xrea.com/xdocdiffPlugin/en/index.html newest plugin(I ...
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Can I compare only file contents?

I want to compare two folders, each having about 5-6 thousands files and folders. Among these probably 0.1% would be actually different but Win Merge first shows all files saying "text files are ...
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Alternative to WinMerge in windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is a good text comparison tool for Windows? What program to use to compare big files under Windows? Anyone know any good ones? I'm looking for a particuar one, ...
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What program to use to compare big files under Windows?

I'd like to compare two files under Windows, each about 1Gb in size. I tried Total Commander and WinMerge and both ended with Out of memory error. I'm running Vista Home Premium 64bit with 8GB of RAM ...
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How to Use WinMerge as the Diff tool for Mercurial

I'm using the Mercurial distributed version control system, and I'm wondering how I can configure it to use WinMerge instead of its own internal diff tool. I've already got WinMerge as the merge ...