Compare text files with this free file comparison tool - ExamDiff
ExamDiff is a freeware Windows based tool for visual file comparison. It has a number of simple and convenient features and are particularly useful for developers.
Freeware ExamDiff is a visual file comparison utility. It supprots Windows including Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista, etc.
ExamDiff offers the following features:
There is no need to specify both filenames -- just enter a directory
name for one of the files to be compared. ExamDiff will try to use an
entered filename with a specified directory name.
Remembers a user specified number of last compared first and second
files. This allows quick selection of the two files the user wishes to
Autopick feature in Compare dialog that remembers matching file pairs.
Automatically detects file changes and prompts the user to re-compare
One push re-compare function which attempts to leave the viewer's focus
in the same place as before the re-compare.
Drag and drop support for dropping one or two files into the program's
window (e.g. from Windows Explorer).
Easy editing of the first and second files. ExamDiff will spawn any
editor (configurable by the user) with the first or second file, and line
number option (available for editors that support this, through ExamDiff
variables: $FILE (first or second file name), $CURFIFF (number of line at
which the current difference starts), and $CARET (number of line where the
caret is located).
Saves the file differences in a standard UNIX DIFF file.
Easy navigation through the differences via "Previous Difference"/
"Current difference"/ "Next Difference" buttons and hot keys or via a
drop-down list box of all the differences
Allows the copying of text from the comparison panes via drag and drop,
a hot key, or a right button pop up.
Simple "Search" command to search for strings in the comparison panes.
It also remembers a user specified number of most recent searches.
Customizable text and background colors, font, tab size, and "Show
Differences Only" option as well as options to "Ignore white spaces in
lines", "Ignore changes in amount of white spaces in lines", "Ignore case",?
"Treat files as text files", "Ignore leading white space in lines" and
"Ignore trailing white space in lines" for comparison.
Fully customizable file extension filter. For example, the user can
choose only .c and .cpp files or any other files? he/she chooses to be
Tooltips which include file properties (when the mouse cursor is placed
over the pane title bars), difference number (when the cursor is over the
yellow triangle marking the current difference), and etc.
Adjustable pane splitter with smooth synchronized scrolling. Allows easy
toggling between horizontal and vertical splitter orientation as well as
splitter centering and panes hiding.
Command line options include:
|Usage: ExamDiff [Filename1] [Filename2] [Options]
Filename1, Filename2 are names of files to be
Options are any of:
||ignore all white space in lines
||ignore changes in amount of white space
||ignore leading white space in lines
||ignore trailing white space in lines
||treat both files as text files
||show differences only
||don't show initial "Compare Files"
||scroll trough all differences with N
second delay and exit after the last
||print this screen
NOTE: if options /i, /w, /b, /l, /e, /t, or
/d are not set, the last used options remain in
Go to ExamDiff website to download or see more detailed information.