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I have a pair of "Unicode little endian without BOM" text files that I would like to diff each another via the command line. Unfortunately when I open them using the commandline in Winmerge they come up as a bunch of unreadable binary symbols because the encoding WinMerge is expecting is wrong.

Is there any way to feed these into Winmerge in a readable format?

  • How about saving them with a different encoding using Notepad or Notepad++ or other text editor first? – Karan Apr 18 '15 at 0:03
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    It's actually the format that it comes out as from icscls. – leeand00 Apr 18 '15 at 0:51
  • Yeah, I know. I was the one who told you about icacls /save yesterday on your last question, remember? :) Just asking why you can't convert before feeding the files to WinMerge? – Karan Apr 18 '15 at 1:05

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