Free software for windows!



KDiff3 is a diff and merge program that - compares or merges two or three text input files or directories, - shows the differences line by line and character by character (!), - provides an automatic merge-facility and - an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts, - supports Unicode, UTF-8 and other codecs, autodetection via byte-order-mark "BOM" - supports KIO on KDE (allows accessing ftp, sftp, fish, smb etc.), - Printing of differences, - Manual alignment of lines, - Automatic merging of version control history ($Log$), - and has an intuitive graphical user interface. - Windows-Explorer integration Diff-Ext-for-KDiff3 - shell extension included in installer (originally by Sergey Zorin: see also Diff Ext) - KDE-Konqueror/Dolphin service menu plugin - Simplified integration with IBM-Rational-Clearcase for Windows

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  •    Supports 3 way merges
       Can compare directories
       Supports editing files directly
       Diff by character not by lines
       Preprocessing before calculating differences
       Context menu shortcut

  • Cons

  •    Problems when files have different number of lines
       Slow for large files
       Confusing GUI

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