Unix diff command under Windows 7?

November 26, 2010 at 10:35:52
Specs: Windows 7
I've used the "diff" command in unix and love it.
Is there anything similar in Windows 7.
I have several files (in different folders) with the same name and want to know if they're different or the same. If the same, I could delete. If different, I'd want to know the difference so I could update the most complete with the differences and then delete the non-updated file.

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November 26, 2010 at 13:00:08
Picnix may be what you are looking for. See here:

I just noticed the website does not list Windows 7 in the supported OS list. It says:
All 32-bit MS Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP).

I know it works in XP. You could still try it and see.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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November 26, 2010 at 13:29:22
One is to use a windows app already made for that type of use. I have seen them before and one may search for a current one that should work.

Another is to use maybe services for unix from Microsoft.

Another is to powershell or other diff util exactly like posix command.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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November 27, 2010 at 02:52:14
From what I can see, the Unix DIFF command looks very similar to the Windows/DOS FC command, which you run from the command prompt.


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