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CSDiff

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This program compares lists of folders and document contents, but operates only on plain text files. It cannot compare documents created by major word processors since they save files in the binary format. The program's simple interface is basic enough for novices, but lacks advanced features for those looking for a tool to compare multiple file types. Users pick two files or folders to compare and the program creates a new document showing the differences. It can compare the documents by letter, word, or line. Its small size and ease of use make it a good tool for those who create numerous plain text files. However, CSDiff's directory-comparison function only checks file names. It cannot find files that have the same content but different names, nor compare file time stamps. Basic programmers and list makers of any ability will find this program useful.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0

General

Release November 9, 2008
Date Added December 30, 2004
Version 5.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 187,613
Downloads Last Week 9
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Developer's Description

ComponentSoftware Diff (CSDiff) is a file-analysis tool for Microsoft Windows. CSDiff analyzes changes, which have been made between two revisions of the same file or folder. CSDiff is commonly used when analyzing program-source files, HTML documents, and MS-Word documents.

Version 5 features support of compressed folders (ZIP files) for comparison of archived folders and regular folders; review mode that permits output file editing, and improved accuracy. This version also fixes a bug in report command for folder analysis and has some other fixes.