[thelist] "Diff" in win32 environment

Ed Courtenay ed at edcourtenay.co.uk
Mon Sep 3 10:45:56 CDT 2001

Installing cygwin on your machine (http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin) will
give you the command line GNU diff utility, or for a more graphical version,
have a look at WinMerge (http://winmerge.sourceforge.net/). HTH...

Ed Courtenay

"We've all heard that a million monkeys on a million
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know this isn't true...."

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Pemberton" <mpember at phreaker.net>
To: "Evolt" <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 4:33 PM
Subject: [thelist] "Diff" in win32 environment

> I am in the process of automating many of my intranet server processes.
> One such process is the automatic backup of some of my www code.
> I am using PHP to do test if a file has been modified in the last 24
> hours.  If so, it makes a new backup of the directory contents.  This is
> working fine.
> I am now trying to work out a simple method of comparing the files to
> see what changes have been made.  Since I am the only one that will be
> making changes and the files are all being stored on a machine the the
> next room, I don't want to install a complete CVS server setup.
> I was wondering if it is possible to get a "diff" style program to
> compare the old/new files and output a log of what changes have been
> made.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanx.
> I'll top up my credit when I can. I'm good for it. : )
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