WinMerge - text and file comparison

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Re: X-WinMerge

#16 Post by dtoxic » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:06 am

care to elaborate how to achieve this on the start window? here is how it looks on the one i posted

https://i.imgur.com/p72hNua.png

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Re: X-WinMerge

#17 Post by billon » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:30 am

http://winmerge.org/docs/releasenotes.php wrote: WinMerge 2.15.2 is a beta release which mainly adds support for experimental 3-way comparison and image comparison.
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Re: X-WinMerge

#18 Post by dtoxic » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:39 am

guess i missed that, thx for the info!

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Re: X-WinMerge

#19 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:23 pm

dtoxic wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:39 am
guess i missed that, thx for the info!
Same here, thanks billon.

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#20 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:18 am

So it looks like the WinPenPack version is lagging behind the PortableApps' version by over 6 months. I'll also try to also retest the no-install version to see if it's natively portable.

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#21 Post by webfork » Sat May 09, 2020 6:07 pm

webfork wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:18 am
So it looks like the WinPenPack version is lagging behind the PortableApps' version by over 6 months. I'll also try to also retest the no-install version to see if it's natively portable.
Well it's been another month and no change. The noinstall version is still saving to HKCU\Software\Thingamahoochie\WinMerge\

Additionally, the WinMerge site is listing the PA version under "Unofficial Versions": https://winmerge.org/downloads/?lang=en

As a result, I'm going to move the WinPenPack version currently posted over to the PA version.

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#22 Post by webfork » Sat May 09, 2020 7:01 pm

I was curious what the program did with image comparison so I took a local image

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... and made minor edits:

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Here's what the comparison tool caught. It saw my changes, along with the resulting JPEG compression:

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#23 Post by webfork » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:14 am

A fork of WinMerge has appeared called WinMerge 2011: https://github.com/datadiode/winmerge2011/

Just the screenshots on the website look very interesting, with some spreadsheet comparison elements I haven't seen anywhere else.

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PortableApps has been on top of this for some time and has put out a release for this package https://portableapps.com/news/2021-01-3 ... 1-released

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#24 Post by webfork » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:53 pm

Here's how WinMerge 2011 evaluated two slightly different desktop background images dragged into the program:

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Here's the program view of two Excel files:

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Re: WinMerge - text and file comparison

#25 Post by webfork » Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:48 pm

This is old news and covers a web-based tool called "Diffchecker", but I'm posting it to this thread because WinMerge is a better change tracking program.

Regardless of what tool you use, it's hard to ignore the fact that seeing crucial changes, in this case on Twitter's "terms of service" agreement (https://www.diffchecker.com/N1cAYuis), is very useful. Once you know about programs like these, it's hard to imagine going without.

(Source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31351013)
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