[SATLUG] File comparison utility

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun May 8 22:22:07 CDT 2011

Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> On 5/7/2011 10:27 PM, gerald sherette wrote:
>> On Saturday 07 May 2011 19:40:21 Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of a good GUI-based file comparison utility, one that
>>> can handle large numbers of files, and can display the results in
>>> various ways (e.g., files that are the same, files that are different
>>> (and show what those differences are), files that are in one location
>>> and not the other, etc.
>> meld works very well for file or directory comparisons and includes many
>> extras
>> http://meld.sourceforge.net/
>> -- 
>> jerry
> Thanks for the recommendation, but ...
> I downloaded & installed it, then ran it.  I'm trying to verify that the 
> files I copied off a questionable drive were uncorrupted (so that I 
> could safely reformat & test the old drive), but it didn't seem to 
> work.  It comes up with the directory compare, and seems to verify 
> whether the directories are the same in both locations, but it doesn't 
> seem to be trying to read the files themselves (at least not from the 
> external drive -- the activity light on the USB adapter stays off).
> I had also tried kdiff3, and that seems to have some of the features I 
> was looking for but not nearly enough.  And that also seemed to have a 
> problem if you wanted to look at the differences between files that 
> didn't match.
> Any other suggestions?
> Al Lesmerises

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