CharDiff is a novel file and directory comparator.
CharDiff displays differences between files with character precision in your web browser and doing so overlays the compared files:
You can see the files in a single integrated view, with characters particular to one file or the other highlighted!
Along with the list of differences, whose entries are linked with the text, the "waggle effect", which draws your attention to selected differences, and the exact figures of the numbers of different characters, you receive a precise, clear, and readily accessible presentation of all the differences.
In addition, you can view each of the compared files on its own.
CharDiff can do even more: it also compares directories!
The directories' contents are again shown in an integrated view:
A single alphabetic list gives all files, and coloring indicates whether a file of a given name occurs identically or differently in both directories, or whether it is a member of only this or only that directory.
If the two instances of a file differ and the file's type allows a detailed comparison, the number of differences is shown, also the numbers of characters which are particular to this file or the other are displayed, and in addition the file name is linked with the result of a detailed file comparison!
CharDiff does not only deliver precise and clear results, the program is also dead easy to handle: You can do completely with drag & drop! You don't have to open a program, nor enter paths: Simply drag the files or directories to be compared on program "chardiff.exe!"
The two files reside in separate directories, which prevents a multiple selection? No problem, CharDiff works with the novel DropBi technique ("bi" = lat. "twice"):
Drop the first file on "chardiff.exe" and then the other!
» version 1.2a - posted on 2005-01-14
EULA - End User License Agreement
LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR THE CHARDIFF TRIAL VERSION
Please read the regulations of this license agreement carefully before you install the software or pass it on to a third party.
Through installation, use, copying or passing on of this program you declare your consent with the license agreement. If you do not agree with any regulation of this license agreement, you may neither install, use, copy, nor pass the CharDiff trial version on to somebody else.
Per acceptance of this license agreement for the CharDiff trial version (henceforth called CharDiff), a contract is placed between you as the licensee and Tillmann Wegst (henceforth called TW) as the licenser.
I. DURATION OF THE LICENSE
You are allowed to use CharDiff during an evaluation period of three weeks (21 days) free of charge.
If you want to use CharDiff upon expiration of the evaluation period, you must purchase a CharDiff license.
For information about the CharDiff full version, its price and how to buy it, please refer to the CharDiff page: http://www.tillmann-wegst.de/chardiff/index-en.htm.
CharDiff is protected by copyright.
The use of the CharDiff trial version after the three weeks evaluation period is a violation of the copyright of TW.
You may create copies of the CharDiff installation program for personal backup purposes.
You are allowed to pass the CharDiff installation program on to other persons, provided that
1. no modifications have been made to the installation program, nor to the name of the installation program,
2. there are no indications nourishing the assumption that the receiver/s will violate the license agreement, and
3. the transfer does not serve to extend the evaluation period of you or another person.
It is expressly prohibited,
1. to instead of the installation program pass on the executable or other parts of CharDiff unpacked during installation,
2. to lend or rent out CharDiff for a fee, donation, or another form of compensation,
3. to offer CharDiff for download on a website,
4. to offer CharDiff bundled with another program or system. This applies also if the offer is made free of charge.
V. PROGRAM INTEGRITY
You are not allowed to modify CharDiff, to decompile it, to analyse it, to deconstruct it, to translate it or use it for the creation of your own software.
VI. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
CharDiff has been carefully designed and implemented; still, bugs cannot be completely ruled out.
TW strives to remove bugs and defects as soon as they become known; however, he exludes all claims for rectification of defects or the liability for damages which might result directly or indirectly from the use of the program.
TW forbids expressly the application of CharDiff in contexts where malfunctions of the program might result in injuries of life, body, or health of persons or penguins. All uses of the program are at the users own risk.
You commit yourself to keep TW free from all claims for damages from your side or the side of third parties, including all court and lawyer fees, which might arise to TW from your use of the program.
TW will not be liable for any loss, including lost profit.
TW recommends strongly to test CharDiff, just like any other software, extensively in a non-critical environment prior to its productive use. It is completely at your own risk that the program serves the purposes you intend it to.
VII. VIRUS PROTECTION
The installation program as well as the executable unpacked during installation have been tested by TW prior to delivery for freedom from viruses, worms, trojans, and other varmints, using an up-to-date virus scanner.
No anti-virus program can offer perfect safety, however. Also, the delivery of the program over the internet carries some risk of infection. Therefore, TW does not guarantee for freedom from viruses.
The user is recommended to examine both the installation program and the program unpacked during installation with a virus scanner enjoying his confidence.
VIII. LEGAL RESERVATION
All rights concerning CharDiff which this agreement has not expressly assigned to the licensee, remain with TW.
IX. LEGAL VENUE
This license agreement is exclusively subject to German law.
The competent authority for disputes regarding this agreements is the Landgericht Saarbrücken.
(c) Tillmann Wegst 2005 - http://www.tillmann-wegst.de/index-en.htm