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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 2/10/2015.

Beyond Compare is focused. Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.

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

C:\> choco install beyondcompare --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade beyondcompare --version


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    ## BeyondCompare Chocolatey Package
    This is the code I use to publish the BeyondCompare package to Chocolatey. 
    It's actually really easy. 
     1. Follow the instructions on []( to setup Chocolatey
     2. Clone this repository and navigate to the folder in Powershell
     3. `cpack` to create the package
     4. `cinst beyondcompare -Source *"full-directory-path"*` to install it locally
    And you're done!
    ## BeyondCompare has been updated! Help!
    When a new release of BeyondCompare is out in the wild, there's two different ways you can help out:
     1. Raise an issue so I can track it in my GitHub notifications
     2. Submit a pull request with the necessary changes
    It's not a hard task to update, just repetitive. So if you want to see it happen quicker, you can get involved!
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    Install-ChocolateyPackage 'beyondcompare' 'exe' '/SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART' ''

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Software Author(s)

  • Scooter Software


Release Notes

v4.0.5.19480, Jan. 27, 2015

- Fixed support for connecting through SSL using FTPS, Webdav, and other connection methods after patches for Poodle exploit.
- Fixed re-prompting for an SSH private key passphrase if the first one entered isn't correct.
- Fixed loading the public key portion of a PuTTY .ppk file when the private key is encrypted.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Beyond Compare 1960 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 6703 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 4125 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 650 Friday, October 26, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 5563 Saturday, July 14, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 2004 Saturday, June 16, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 8007 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 7047 Thursday, August 31, 2017 approved
Beyond Compare 3486 Saturday, May 20, 2017 approved
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