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This package was approved by moderator purity on 1/16/2015.

KDiff3 is a graphical text difference analyzer for up to 3 input files, provides character-by-character analysis and a text merge tool with integrated editor. It can also compare and merge directories. Platform-independant.

To install KDiff3, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install kdiff3

To upgrade KDiff3, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade kdiff3


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
        Install-ChocolateyPackage 'kdiff3' 'exe' '/S' '' ''  -validExitCodes @(0)
      #------additional setup ----------------
      #add it to the path
      $programPath = "$env:SystemDrive\Program Files\kdiff3"
      if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($programPath)) {
        $programPath = "$env:SystemDrive\Program Files (x86)\kdiff3";
      Install-ChocolateyPath $programPath
      Write-ChocolateySuccess 'kdiff3'
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure 'kdiff3' $($_.Exception.Message)

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Joachim Eibl


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
KDiff3 0.9.97 7175 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 approved
kdiff3 513 Tuesday, December 13, 2011  
kdiff3 0.9.95 463 Tuesday, August 23, 2011  

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