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Text Compare

#1 Post by TP109 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:33 am

[Moderator note: this is the primary Text Compare forum thread. View database entry]

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Text Compare compares all kinds of text files such as ini, txt, html and xml files. Tiny at 107kb installed. Files can be dragged and dropped onto the interface. Uses NET 4.0 framework, otherwise, appears to be portable.

screenshot:
http://i.imgur.com/aj0QVoG.png

homepage:
http://www.adminscope.com/downloads/text-compare/
Scope of this utility:
– Mark differences between textbased files. (bidirectional)
– Quickly filter new lines, modified lines, copied lines and moved lines.
– Detect textfile encoding differences.
http://i.imgur.com/aj0QVoG.png
Features:
– Mark different lines by color.
– Show counters of new, moved and copied lines.
– Show encoding format of the selected files.
– Supports drag & drop of files within the GUI.
– Open your files directly from the GUI to edit it with a text editor.
– Different comparing methods to show only the differences between the text files, or only show new & changed lines or moved & copied lines.
– No installation required.
– Free utility.

Version: 1.0.1 Required: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 OS: Windows XP/7/2003/2008 Type: GUI-utility
Download: zip-file Added: September 2014 Usage: Free for personal and commercial use
Last edited by TP109 on Sat May 16, 2015 9:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Text Compare

#2 Post by smaragdus » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:09 pm

The developer of Text Compare assured me that:

"The program does not save settings to disk or registry.
It can be used portable from every location."

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Re: Text Compare

#3 Post by I am Baas » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:09 pm

Tested TextCompare v1.0.1.0: Portable

(TP109, added your screenshot below, let me know if you want it removes)
aj0QVoG.png
Settings: None

Req.: .NET 4

License: Free for personal and commercial use
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Re: Text Compare

#4 Post by TP109 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:47 am

I am Baas wrote:(TP109, added your screenshot below, let me know if you want it removes)
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No, go ahead and use it. I already checked it before posting.

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Re: Text Compare

#5 Post by freakazoid » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:30 pm

Slightly off-topic, I'm looking for a text compare app that doesn't require the files being saved first before being able to compare the differences.

This app and TextDiff (which is listed in TPFC) both do not handle this.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Text Compare

#6 Post by webfork » Sat May 16, 2015 12:40 pm

Added to the database: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2716 ... please vote
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Re: Text Compare

#7 Post by smaragdus » Sat May 16, 2015 12:57 pm

@webfork
I did ;)

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Re: Text Compare

#8 Post by webfork » Sat May 16, 2015 8:43 pm

smaragdus wrote:@webfork
I did ;)
Cool, thanks to you and TP109 and Baas for testing.
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Re: Text Compare

#9 Post by billon » Sun May 17, 2015 1:42 pm

I don't like it. When start, it launch service Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0 (WPFFontCahe_v0400.exe) which didn't stop after exit and need manual terminating. And it seems don't support Unicode in files. There are very good Compare plugin for Notepad++

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Re: Text Compare

#10 Post by TP109 » Sun May 17, 2015 2:01 pm

billon wrote:I don't like it. When start, it launch service Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0 (WPFFontCahe_v0400.exe) which didn't stop after exit and need manual terminating. And it seems don't support Unicode in files. There are very good Compare plugin for Notepad++
You're right. It launches Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0 and it doesn't terminate on exit of the program.

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Re: Text Compare

#11 Post by __philippe » Mon May 18, 2015 2:29 am

Third naysayer vote.

I'd rather stick with good ole faithful TextDiff

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Re: Text Compare

#12 Post by TP109 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:40 pm

I submitted a bug report to the developer about the Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0 process.

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Re: Text Compare

#13 Post by I am Baas » Mon May 18, 2015 8:56 pm

billon wrote:I don't like it. When start, it launch service Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0 (WPFFontCahe_v0400.exe) which didn't stop after exit and need manual terminating. And it seems don't support Unicode in files. There are very good Compare plugin for Notepad++
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Re: Text Compare

#14 Post by SYSTEM » Mon May 18, 2015 9:03 pm

TP109 wrote:I submitted a bug report to the developer about the Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0 process.
I think it isn't a bug. As a .NET program, Text Compare likely uses Windows Presentation Foundation. Is makes sense that Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache starts when a WPF program is launched.
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Re: Text Compare

#15 Post by I am Baas » Mon May 18, 2015 9:10 pm

Apparently, this service was not running (stopped) on my test machine.
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