comparing files app

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  1. macsig macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello guys, I'm looking for a software that compares files (better a whole folder with all the subfolders and files) in order to detect changes between 2 versions of the same file. Moreover it should export a log file with the list of all the changes.

    Do you know an application that has those features?

    Thanks and have a nice day!
     
  2. cptpower macrumors regular

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    #2
    are these text files, or binaries?

    I'm guessing text; and if that's the case, then diff (terminal command) would work. If you're not comfortable with terminal though, then a quick google search for diff programs on Mac will probably turn up a couple of decent enough apps that'll do what you're looking for.
     
  3. macsig thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. certsoft macrumors member

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    Filemerge will compare two text files. I think it's only installed if you install the developer software. From the command line use can use "opendiff" and the syntax is:

    opendiff file1 file2 [-ancestor ancestorFile] [-merge mergeFile]
     
  5. macsig thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks but I need something more "professional": I need to generate change reports and so on...
    Anyway I found 2 applications that looks fine.

    Have a good 1!
     

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