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Can anyone recommend a good diff program on Windows?  I've only used WinDiff that came with Visual Studio 6...  Is there anything better?

nathan
Thursday, August 05, 2004

I use WinMerge (http://winmerge.sourceforge.net/) and DiffZilla, which comes with Visual SlickEdit (http://www.slickedit.com/products/pr_visual_slickedit.php).  I also use the diff tool that comes with Source Safe for some stuff.

-
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Beyond Compare - www.scootersoftware.com

Chris Peacock
Thursday, August 05, 2004

I use ExamDiff Pro.
http://www.prestosoft.com/ps.asp?page=edp_examdiffpro

It has all the features I need.

Ken
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Second Diffzilla.  Probably too expensive if this is all you want it for.

name withheld out of cowardice
Thursday, August 05, 2004

I'm trialing ExamDiff Pro at the moment - it's alright but rather clunky.

Mr Jack
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Second for BeyondCompare from Scooter Software.

<sigh/>
Thursday, August 05, 2004

And a third vote for Beyond Compare!

James U-S
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Arxis merge is by far the best I've used.  Pretty costly though.

http://www.araxis.com

anonymouse
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Just downloaded Beyond Compare - 'tis far better than ExamDiff Pro. Get's my vote.

Mr Jack
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Visual Comparer

www.visual-comparer.com

about $30 IIRC

I like it better than Beyond Compare, but it lacks folder comparisons, which is scheduled for the next release.

Unsygn
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Beyond Compare ++

Matthew Lock
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Araxis is the best.

ttt
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Another vote for Beyond Compare.

Ian G
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Beyond Compare ++

Wayne
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Third for Araxis Merge ... but it may not be worth it to buy by itself.  Some commercial source code control programs come with it though. 

Immature Programmer
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Vim actually has a 'diff' mode, and a windows port, so that may do it for you, for free. Just tried it here, it works. I don't know if it's using an internal diff or my cygwin install's diff, but it works well nonetheless.

Mike Swieton
Thursday, August 05, 2004

In case you like command line tools

http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/

and use the diff in there

Code Monkey
Thursday, August 05, 2004

I like ComponentSoftware's Diff program, which is free:

http://www.componentsoftware.com/products/csdiff/

Bill Brown
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Exam Diff Pro (isn't there a free version of this? That's why I used it).

Araxis Merge - the only program I've seen that will find chunks of code even if they're out of order.

Beyond Compare - this one is also supposed to be excellent, and I have really a really good impression of it's abilities, but it's been too long for me to remember it well.

www.MarkTAW.com
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Thanks for the leads to WinMerge and Beyond Compare.

Ztree has directory and file compare amongst a zillion other tools (who remembers XTree/Xtree Gold?)

www.ztree.com

trollop
Friday, August 06, 2004

I recently downloaded 'Beyond Compare' and 'Compare and Merge'.

I much prefer the graphical diff presentation of 'Compare and Merge'.

Andrew
Friday, August 06, 2004

Araxis merge rocks !

Laurent
Thursday, September 02, 2004

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