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Diff in Windows

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I run Windows (for certain reasons, mind you) on one of my computers and during development, I realised the need for a diff utility on the Win platform. And point being, I don't have cygwin installed on that machine nor do I want to. So I ran accross this neat little utility called CSDiff, the shortened form of ComponentSoftware Diff for Windows. You can visit the website here.

Its a free utility so don't worry about getting a demo version or a limited period trial. Though I could start off by explaining every single feature it has (what the heck is the Help file for?), I'd rather stick to what I like best about the utility. Firstly and most importantly, the results are very nicely displayed. It just seems the natural and intuitive way to show them. Another big plus is that the utility is damn simple to use so newbies who haven't used the 'diff' command before would have no problems with it. Have a look if you're needing such a utility, it doesn't bite!

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Amadeus Icon

20 June 2007 - 05:43 AM
Cool! But how come no cygwin?

rahulbatra Icon

20 June 2007 - 02:06 PM
Heh, its not my home PC :D, its a test machine I use for testing out Watir (Web Application Testing in Ruby) scripts which run on Windows machines. I could install Cygwin, but it seemed kind of an overkill since I don't use the machine much. My primary usage m/c is still running on Mandriva Free 2007.

SilentSno Icon

29 June 2007 - 08:40 AM
Check out WinMerge, best I've used.
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