Count of lines that are different

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Count of lines that are different

Postby spirit » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:03 pm

I downloaded Winmerge to get a count of lines in two files that are different. At first glance the product seemed ideal and has a nice interface but it does not look as though it is capable of counting the differences between two files.

Looking at the count on the status bar it shows 20 differences but there many more lines than that in the file. It seems adjacent lines having differences are counted as one difference, even if there are 40+ lines in the block with differences.

Having tried every menu item and looking at all the options, it looks like the only way to get a count of the number of lines with differences is to manually go through the file and count them by hand, unless there is an option i've missed to change from blocks of differences to lines?

If this is not what Winmerge if for then can anyone suggect a suitable product that can count the differences in two files please.
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Re: Count of lines that are different

Postby freewill » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:44 pm


I have latest WinMerge 2.x and WinMerge 2011. Is there a way to show a total number of different lines in the main file list table?
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