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GNU DiffUtils for Windows


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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 11/24/2016.

You can use the diff command to show differences between two files, or each corresponding file in two directories. diff outputs differences between files line by line in any of several formats, selectable by command line options. This set of differences is often called a diff' orpatch'. For files that are identical, diff normally produces no output; for binary (non-text) files, diff normally reports only that they are different.

You can use the cmp command to show the offsets and line numbers where two files differ. cmp can also show all the characters that differ between the two files, side by side.

You can use the diff3 command to show differences among three files. When two people have made independent changes to a common original, diff3 can report the differences between the original and the two changed versions, and can produce a merged file that contains both persons' changes together with warnings about conflicts.

You can use the sdiff command to merge two files interactively.

To install GNU DiffUtils for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install diffutils

To upgrade GNU DiffUtils for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade diffutils


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'diffutils-2.8.7'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '9e0d232d7a15b4b7b72556ecc2710a42'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        "$packageName" `
        "$url" `
        "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" `
        -Checksum $checksum `
        -ChecksumType md5
    $packageNameDep = 'diffutils-2.8.7-dep'
    $urlDep = ''
    $checksumDep = '8535974bc8999a18a7329eefe5340ca4'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
        "$packageNameDep" `
        "$urlDep" `
        "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" `
        -Checksum $checksumDep `
        -ChecksumType md5

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