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WinMerge 0.5.2 (Latest Stable Release)

File Size: 738KB

License: Open Source

HomePage: http://winmerge.org/

Screenshots: http://winmerge.org/about/screenshots/

WinMerge is an Open Source (GPL) visual text file differencing and merging tool for Windows. It is highly useful for determining what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions.

Features

*Visual differencing and merging of text files

*Flexible editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap

*Handles Windows, Unix and Mac text file formats

*Unicode support

*Difference pane shows current difference in two vertical panes

*Location pane shows map of files compared

*Highlights differences inside lines in file compare

*Regular Expression based file filters in directory compare allow excluding and including items

*Moved lines detection in file compare

*Creates patch files

*Resolve conflict files

*Shell Integration (supports 64-bit Windows versions)

*Rudimentary Visual SourceSafe and Rational ClearCase integration

*Archive file support using 7-Zip

*Plugin support

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Yeah, example you install an application and it comes with a default configuration file.

Then you change settings and have your own configuration files.

Then comes a new version, and now you want to keep your configuration, but but the new version might have a changed default configuration. So might want to compare.

Also, you write a text document or program some code, then someone other send you a patch or a modification. You want to merge it, so its nice to easily spot the differences.

Many times I have used it check between two php.ini files.

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