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Beyond Compare

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12/29/2015.

This is the trial version of Beyond Compare. It will work for 30 days, and after that it requires a license.

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!
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $LCID = (Get-Culture).LCID
    $german = @(3079,1031,5127,4103,2055)
    $french = @(2060,11276,3084,9228,12300,1036,5132,13324,6156,14348,10252,4108,7180)
    if ($LCID -in $german)
        $url = ''
    elseif ($LCID -in $french)
        $url = ''
        $url = ''
    Install-ChocolateyPackage 'beyondcompare' 'exe' '/SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART' $url
  • 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 }

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Scooter Software


© 1996 Scooter Software Inc


Release Notes

v4.0.7.19761, Mar. 4, 2015

Notable Changes
- Fixed trial mode issues on OS X 10.6.8.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Beyond Compare 1961 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 6708 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 4128 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 650 Friday, October 26, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 5564 Saturday, July 14, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 2005 Saturday, June 16, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 8009 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 7048 Thursday, August 31, 2017 approved
Beyond Compare 3486 Saturday, May 20, 2017 approved
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