File compare utility


When I made an attempt to classify MIDI files downloaded from the WEB, I found that there are many similar ones. The difficulty was that sometimes they slightly differ from each other: they were not identical, but similar enough.

To make the compare of files easier, I wrote a small utility which finds common blocks in files. Here it is presented.

Screen capture

As you can see from the picture, we choose two files and the program compares them. The result conjunction is indicated in details: common byte ranges in both files are shown together with the length of these identical parts. Graphic presentation makes the results more demonstrative - green areas symbolize conjunction.

It is evident from above picture, that files are similar, but not identical.

You can also use this utility to compare all types of files, for example texts (especially it's interesting to compare .TXT and .BAK files) and pictures.

Try my program if you want - it's free. I'll be happy to receive any comments and description how you use the utility. My E-mail eremin@hotbot.com


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