Compare the contents of two files or sets of files with a graphical interface.
Syntax windiff [path1] [path2] Key path Individual files to compare or a directory of files to compare
If either path is not specified it will default to the current directory (or a matching file in the current directory)
If nothing is specified, the GUI will appear - select files to compare with the menus.
White background = parts common to both files.
Red background = parts that belong to the file listed on the left .
Yellow background = parts that belong to the file listed on the right .
Registry files (exported with regedit) can also be compared. Also see the help file Windiff.hlp.
Microsoft Windows 2003 SDK (large download)
Microsoft Windows 2008 SDK (large download)
WinDiff - Grigsoft (3rd party) download 75 Kb
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date" ~ Shakespeare
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