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Beyond Compare

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/6/2019.

Compare files and folders using simple, powerful commands that focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. Merge changes, synchronize files, and generate reports.

Directly access FTP sites, media devices, WebDAV resources, svn repositories and cloud storage.

Beyond Compare includes built-in comparison viewers for a variety of data types. In addition to text, compare tables, images, binary files, registry hives, and much more.

Package Specific

The install script by default will detect which localized version of Beyond Compare to install. Use the package parameters to alter this behavior.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /UICulture - Call Get-UICulture (instead of Get-Culture) to detect which localised version to install
  • /LCID:nnn - Use this specific LCID (instead of trying to automatically detect it). Check chocolateyInstall.ps1 for valid LCID values.

To pass parameters, use --params "''" (e.g. choco install packageID [other options] --params="'/ITEM:value /ITEM2:value2 /FLAG_BOOLEAN'").
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

To install Beyond Compare, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install beyondcompare

To upgrade Beyond Compare, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade beyondcompare


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $urlBase = ""
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    if ($pp["LCID"]) {
        $LCID = $pp["LCID"]
    } elseif ($pp["UICulture"]) {
        $LCID = (Get-UICulture).LCID
        Write-Debug "Calling Get-UICulture (instead of Get-Culture)"
    } else {
        $LCID = (Get-Culture).LCID
    $german = @(3079,1031,5127,4103,2055)
    $french = @(2060,11276,3084,9228,12300,1036,5132,13324,6156,14348,10252,4108,7180)
    $japanese = @(17, 1041)
    $chinese = @(2052)
    $version = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'beyondcompare'
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = $url
      silentArgs = '/SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART'
      checksum      = ''
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    $checksumde = 'c0b03d258ae3bb432d8152d3b617320578a7e1aa1c32fd58334c597f4d11d11e'
    $checksumfr = 'e4eaa5f83922dc8a514c628b5775534341dcd9bf2d9262aee0b88c7e705a715d'
    $checksumjp = '71387235dd946602671e0dba0e5c20fa53de7ceec2fbe8547c7ff0539b58f4e4'
    $checksumzh = '5d71a99839e1446c3318682b1e9afa21ae4e4f246f01938f0082a2a4069f685a'
    $checksum = 'd8d67029fc4e52bc53a20836546c28eca2b4a2dced2280a91c20f4b983b30157'
    if ($german -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-de-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumde
    elseif ($french -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-fr-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumfr
    elseif ($japanese -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-jp-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumjp
    elseif ($chinese -contains $LCID) {
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-zh-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumzh
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksum
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'beyondcompare'
    $packageSearch = "Beyond Compare"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @('HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                             'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString)" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }

Virus Scan Results

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Scooter Software


© 1996-2019 Scooter Software Inc


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Beyond Compare 1977 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 6730 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 4141 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 659 Friday, October 26, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 5572 Saturday, July 14, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 2014 Saturday, June 16, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 8019 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 7053 Thursday, August 31, 2017 approved
Beyond Compare 3498 Saturday, May 20, 2017 approved
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