WinDiff (Windows SDK core SDK Tools)

Compare the contents of two files or sets of files with a graphical interface.

      windiff [path1] [path2]

    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 2008 SDK (large download)
WinDiff - download via Grigsoft (3rd party mirror) 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

Related commands:

COMP - Compare two files and display any characters which do NOT match.
FC - Compare two files.
FIND - Search for a text string in a file.
FINDSTR - Search for strings in files.
WinMerge - Free compare utility.
Beyond Compare - not free.
Q159214 - How to Use the Windiff.exe Utility.
Equivalent bash command (Linux): diff - Display the differences between two files.

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