Windows 10: How do I check if there is different text on notepad files same name

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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    How do I check if there is different text on notepad files same name


    Hey guys,

    Anybody know any notepad application where I can check what is changed on same notepad files with same name but different sizes.

    Regards.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2

    DiffVue (30-day trial) or Beyond Compare (free trial) will do that.

    EDIT: I forgot, use Notepad++ and add the 'compare' plugin as @lx07 advises in post #4.

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by RickC; 3 Weeks Ago at 08:13.
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  3. Posts : 4,480
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       3 Weeks Ago #3

    jk22 said: View Post
    Hey guys,

    Anybody know any notepad application where I can check what is changed on same notepad files with same name but different sizes.

    Regards.
    Hopefully you have the "same name" files in different Folders, can't save 2 or more files of the exact same name in the same Folder, have to be different by at least one character. Other details such as size, date, etc., don't count.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    I use Notepad++ compare plug in. Open both files and it will automatically highlight added/changed or removed lines.

    It is free: Notepad++ v7.5.6 - Current Version

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       3 Weeks Ago #5

    I was just going to suggest that myself, however when I looked at my notepad++ the plugin wasn't there anymore.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6

    z3r010 said: View Post
    I was just going to suggest that myself, however when I looked at my notepad++ the plugin wasn't there anymore.
    The plugin loader seems to have gone in latest build.

    You can download the compare plugin here Release v2.0.0 pnedev/compare-plugin∑ GitHub

    Then copy contents to "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins" or "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins" depending if you installed 64 or 32 bit version of Notepad++.

    Works fine.
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7

    z3r010 said: View Post
    I was just going to suggest that myself, however when I looked at my notepad++ the plugin wasn't there anymore.
    I found that too. I had to manually update Notepad++ to v7.5.6 and, when I did, the 'Compare' plugin was there.
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #8

    command prompt

    fc file1.txt file2.txt
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       3 Weeks Ago #9

    Another option.

    Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose

    Diff PluginGitHub - colinta/SublimeFileDiffs: Show diffs between the current file, or selection(s) in the current file, and clipboard, another file, or unsaved changes.


    ReadMeSublimeFileDiffs/README.md at master · colinta/SublimeFileDiffs · GitHub

    Note   Note

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.


    Drop plugin here:

    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Sublime Text 3\Packages

    Quick test:

    Open File:

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    Open second file with same file name but differences in text:


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Views:	3 
Size:	38.9 KB 
ID:	182354

    Compare via Diff File right click menu. Results:


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Views:	3 
Size:	50.7 KB 
ID:	182355
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #10

    lx07 said: View Post
    I use Notepad++ compare plug in. Open both files and it will automatically highlight added/changed or removed lines.

    It is free: Notepad++ v7.5.6 - Current Version

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Size:	94.7 KB 
ID:	182304


    Whats that mean ? How to know which one is same on both text files ?

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