Sunday, November 7, 2010

Compare/Differentiate/Merge different files and folders : KDiff3

KDiff3 is a 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 .
  • and has an intuitive graphical user interface.
  • Windows-Explorer integration Diff-Ext-for-KDiff3 - shell extension included in installer
  • KDE-Konqueror service menu plugin.
  • Simplified integration with IBM-Rational-Clearcase for Windows.
  • Read what else is special in a short abstract (PDF). 
  • Comfortable Merge Of Two Or Three Input Files .
  • Line-By-Line And Char-By-Char Diff-Viewer 
  • See White-Space Differences At One Glance.
  • Analyze three files and see where they differ.
Supported platforms:
  • GNU/Linux with KDE3
  • MS-Windows
  • Apple Mac OSX binary available
  • In theory any platform for which Qt-libs work
 learn more and free download KDiff3.