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Software to compare any two or more data sets. Data sets may be text, lists of files/folders, CSV data, XML data, binary data, or any other structured or non-structured form of data.

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Diff & patch files through R (win/linux/mac)

Is there a way I can "diff" two files from within R and store/apply the patch later? I want something that will work on Windows, Linux and macOS. I've looked at the package "diffobj" which doesn't ...
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Comparing RTF files and returning the difference in an RFT format

I am looking for an STDIN/STDOUT supported program that can return the difference (preferably in RTF format) between two RTF files or strings, similar to how GitHub tracks changes between two text-...
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Javascript library for showing differences between JSON objects

I need a javascript library that'll show the differences between 2 JSON files similar to GitHub diff. Making nested JSONs collapsible would be nice as well. Something like this: I found a couple: ...
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Utility for working with .diff files

I'm looking for a utility which makes it easier to: Drop some "hunks" within a diff file; Drop some of the files being diff'ed; Add, rename or remove common path elements Dry-run apply the diff ...
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Selectively accept some of the changes in a patch file

I have a patch file (in fact the result of git diff between two branches). I want to accept some of the changes and to reject some other changes. Which GUI application can be used to remove some of ...
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Real-time full diff reliable email solution for GitHub open source projects?

github.com will be retiring its Email Services by the end of 2018. Open source projects need to have a solid reliable solution for receiving real-time full diff emails. github.com is not interested in ...
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Software recommendation to view git-conflict side by side?

I am doing some git merging and there is a conflict. Usually the conflicts are small (less than 10 lines) but this has lots of conflicts that are more than 10 lines each. What software would you ...
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PDF comparison tool

I want to compare two PDF files and show the differences. The application must be gratis run on Windows (10 at least, 7 appreciated) compare the text that is contained in those PDFs visually ...
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Comparing two finite trees

I need an editor which allows to enter a tree, each node of which may contain several subnodes. The enter part is easy. I can use just a text editor and a hierarchical list like * a ** b ** c *** d ...
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Portable, free, cross-platform, GUI-based prose-friendly plain-text diff and merge tool?

I have a Macbook at home and a GNU/linux desktop workstation at work. But, I sometimes also have to work on my university's library machines (running Windows 7) without admin rights. Is there a (...
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XML difference using Maven

I have a requirement to find out the differences between XML files of the current release and previous release, and report the differences in HTML format. These XML files are packaged in a jar during ...
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Desktop diff tool with all files together

Is there a GUI diff tool for Desktop Windows that can compare folders, and show each different file with the differences in the same screen, below each other? Tools like Meld etc. give just a list ...
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Getting marked up difference of two big normal texts (not source code)

How to get difference text of two ebooks converted to plain text? They are both the same book but different editions, so much of text is exactly the same to within hyphenation and punctuation changes. ...
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open source gui diff program with file type preset for linux

I used to use Examdiff on windows which is great because it shows diff with respect to the file type like comparing JSOON or sort INI files before comparing. On Linux I found beyond compare which ...
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Diff tool for XML Schema file?

I was tasked with migrating an xsd generation tool to something new. But since the XSD's are part of a publicly published interface they should not change. The new tool does things a bit differently, ...
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File diff viewer visualizing historical data

I have a folder full of textfiles savestate-1.xml savestate-2.xml savestate-5.xml savestate-500.xml which represent how a single file, in this case savestate.xml, changed over time. I.e. a full dump ...
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Linux Text editor with integrated diff

I'm looking for a GUI text editor with an integrated diff feature. I'm used to Notepad++ on windows and its diff plugin. Now i'm using a linux machine and i can't seem to find something similar. I ...
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Which .NET obfuscator to use for obfuscating the code with same results each time?

In my program, it is important that obfuscated names be the same after each build, so that I can find differences in files for minimum upgrade size, otherwise users will have to download all dlls ...
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A C-file-layout-aware diff tool?

I'd like a diff-like tool which, on files determined or forced to be treated as C sources, respects function boundaries. That is, does not try to have the lines of a single function match lines from ...
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rough comparison of files

I want to compare two editions of one book. The book is very long and the editions are close but not identical. I have extracted the texts with OCR. The obtained text-files have mistakes and many ...
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diff & patch tools for Windows that support UCS-2 encoded text files

I'm looking for a pair of diff- and patch-like tool(s) that can understand various text file encodings, especially UTF-8 and UCS-2. Currently I have to write a custom bashscript (in Cygwin) that ...
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Tool to “average” a good copy of a file from several copies of the same data that contain sparse random errors

I have in my hands a handful of cases from different scenarios where I copied some data to my PC through a transmission path with no built-in error detection or correction. I have or can make more ...
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Is there a program that can compare binary files and merge individual blocks of non-identical data into a file?

I want to compare two binary files (around 500 KB) and have the code broken into blocks of data that are identical and not-identical. FlexHEX can do this but there is no way to merge a non-identical ...
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Database Diffing tool/library

I have a testing database and a production database. I want to update/insert the changes that i did in the testing database. I already read this post about database diffing: https://stackoverflow....
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Open-Source Diff Tool for C#

I'm looking for an open-source diff tool that I can integrate in my C# code. I am comparing two strings of text and want to render my output to look similar to the Stack Exchange diff tool: inline: ...
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diff tool whith PDF generation option

I'm looking for a file comparison tool with the following criteria: Can be used in MS Windows Can be used with git (diff) Can be used from the command-line Can export comparison results to PDF
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Compare image metadata

I'm using freefilesync to synchronize two folders containing photos Is there a software that can compare the image metadata to see what metadata changes have been made?
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Editor or Tool showing git versions side-by-side

I'm looking for any editor or tool that can view side-by-side two different versions of file in a git repository. There is similar functionality on github, but it only compares the selected version ...
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Diff Tool for Linux that you can paste two texts into without files?

I find myself frequently needing to compare two text blocks together without creating a file for each first, and then wishing to run a diff between the two of them. Is there a tool I can use and ...
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Good file format for dumping and comparing large amounts of structured data

I'm on the lookout for a suitable file format and a comparison tool that my organization can use to compare large amounts of structured data. The data in question comes from an object-oriented ...
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PDF Revision Controlling

i'm electronic engineer and i have to handle a huge amount of datasheets from several electronic parts. Most of the datasheets have a dedicated revision number mentioned inside the document, so i name ...
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Is there a character-wise text difference tool?

I constantly need to compare couples of fixed-width text files which change on specific character positions. These files usually have a single line and a fixed number of bytes so most diff tools mark ...
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Command line difftool, git integration, side by side

git diff, by default, shows changes one after the other and I find it hard to follow no matter how much practice I get. I tried switching my git difftool to use vimdiff which gives me the side by ...
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Is there a free text diff GUI tool that allows to show only differences?

Beyond Compare allows to show only differences, or only differences with context. I tried Meld, KDiff, and WinMerge, but none of them seem to have this feature, which is really handy when files get ...
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3-way merge tool for C#/SQL/Javascript development on Windows - BeyondCompare or Kdiff3 or?

I'm looking for recommendations on three-way merge tools for .net development on windows. As a software developer working mostly with C#, SQL, Javascript, AngularJS I've typically used kdiff3 but ...
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Webapp for determining which sentences in a text file have changed?

Does pre-built software exist for determining if a text document as a whole has changed, and also which sentences have changed? Preferably a webapp. (This would be useful in a legal context for ...
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Sort pg_dump output

I have a dump of pg_dump before and after an update. Unfortunately the COPY statements are not sorted. I want to get the dump into a format for easy diffing with the tool "meld". I could do this ...
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Application or suite to compare site after updates

I am looking for a way to automatically scan our site for changes after we launch an update to our site. Of course, we have a service that scans for 404s, 500s, etc. But there are two problems we are ...
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Hexadecimal diff viewer for Linux

I am looking for a good hexadecimal viewer for Linux. It should have a GUI and be intuitive to use. It should also be able to compare two files and maybe even show a diff.
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Looking for a simple editor that can display diffs of previously saved versions [closed]

Editors like Eclipse and Netbeans can display the previous versions of a file, ie the file contents when saved at some time, during a session and from previous sessions as well. I am looking for ...
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Looking for a library routine which can take diff's output and produce an HTML display of the differences?

I need some procedure in any commonly used language, that can produce the difference between two files and produce the HTML to display them side by side or in an interleaved manner. I need to compare ...
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Code compare and merge tool for Mac OSX

Any recommended tools, which can do in-place (for in-place, I mean some IDE or tools which could have functions of both compare and merge.) compare for two files, and merge them in-place? I ...
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Visualizing Git diff (Linux)

git diff ... shows a difference but in text format. I want a graphical visualization of git diff .... Insofar I tried git diff ... | kompare -. This does the trick but the context shown is only what ...
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Is there a Windows tool that can display a graphical diff from command line inputs?

I am looking for a Windows tool that can graphically display a side by side or inline diff of two files, from the command line. ie. winexe -diff --diff-options file1 file2. I am not interested in ...
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diff file viewer

There are numerous GUI diff tools, such as meld, kdiff3, kompare and others. However, it seems that all of these expect to get the input files and compare them, rather than allowing you to supply your ...
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Notification tool for continuous update checking of remote file (by URI)

Usage scenario Somebody regularly uploads new PDFs to his web page and updates the old ones. I do copy them to my hard drive, however, I am unfortunately not notified of any updates to the files. ...
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Diff tool to display complete tree, with SVN support

This is a software development specific question. In case of merges in SVN, I often want to compare all files of the branch against all files of the trunk. Today I am using WinMerge, which can ...
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Syntax highlighting of diffs of code

When I'm viewing a diff, I can highlight the diff syntax, for example using colordiff: (image linked from the web site). However, for tasks like code reviews, I'd really like to have the syntax to be ...
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Diff tool for JSON files?

After needing a Diff tool for XML files? I now am looking for a diff tool for JSON data. Same requirements: Free Tree-based, not line-based; i.e. if a section has moved to different place on the ...
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Diff for HTML pages

I have a few hundreds of HTML files whose contents are quite similar. I am looking for a GUI program for Windows that would allow me to define an area in the HTML (e.g. a table) that should differ ...