Text Comparison/ Version Software
garth.williams at zetnet.co.uk
Tue Feb 17 17:41:46 EST 1998
The message <34E82A1C.3632FE9F at nospam.eu.pnu.com>
from Kjell Madsen <kjell.madsen at nospam.eu.pnu.com> contains these words:
> The Coupers wrote:
> > Hi
> > Does anyone know of a program for comparing different version of a
> > text report and highlighting differences? I saw something years ago
> > but can't remeber where.
> > Thanks
> > David Couper
> I'm using DocuComp which is one of the programs in Adobe File
> DocuComp supports most common file formats and makes a detailed report
> of the differences.
> Kjell Madsen
> (Remove nospam from address)
Microsoft have supplied a free simple file comparison program for
years called FC which compares 2 files. It comes with almost all
versions of DOS and Windows. To use it, get to an MS-DOS prompt and
follow the instructions below, which are supplied by Microsoft (type
FC /? and ENTER at the DOS prompt to get help).
email: garth.williams at zetnet.co.uk
Compares two files or sets of files and displays the differences between
FC [/A] [/C] [/L] [/LBn] [/N] [/T] [/W] [/nnnn] [drive1:][path1]filename1
FC /B [drive1:][path1]filename1 [drive2:][path2]filename2
/A Displays only first and last lines for each set of differences.
/B Performs a binary comparison.
/C Disregards the case of letters.
/L Compares files as ASCII text.
/LBn Sets the maximum consecutive mismatches to the specified number of
/N Displays the line numbers on an ASCII comparison.
/T Does not expand tabs to spaces.
/W Compresses white space (tabs and spaces) for comparison.
/nnnn Specifies the number of consecutive lines that must match after a
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