File Comparison Features

Feature Description Std Pro Oro
Two-way comparison Shows added, deleted and blocks of text with inline changes. Yes Yes Yes
Two-way image visualization and comparison Visualization and attribute/pixel-by-pixel comparison of wide rage image formats. Yes Yes Yes
In-place editing Full-featured text editor. Yes Yes Yes
Remote comparison

Read/write over (S)FTP(S), WebDAV
Readonly over HTTP(S)

Yes Yes Yes
Compressed files support Visualization and comparison of BZ2, EAR, GZ, JAR, TAR, TBZ2, TGZ and ZIP files. Yes Yes Yes
Find/Replace Regular expressions powered Find/Replace. Yes Yes Yes
Incremental Find Searches for a word as you type it in the editor (a.k.a. "vi style find"). Yes Yes Yes
Instant re-comparison As a file is edited, comparison is performed discreetly in the background, ensuring changes are shown as soon as they are made. Yes Yes Yes
Character encoding Full support for Unicode and MBCS. Choice to work with languages or character sets. Yes Yes Yes
Encoding auto-detection Upon opening a text file DeltaWalker will automatically attemp to deduce its encoding. Yes Yes Yes
Undo/Redo Unlimited Undo/Redo works across files participating in a comparison. Yes Yes Yes
Bird's eye view Thin vertical stripe showing at a glance the extent and the location of differences between the compared files. Yes Yes Yes
QuickDiffs Show what and how has changed during editing. Hover over the colored Quick Diff area to see a tooltip with the original text. Yes Yes Yes
Scripting JavaScript-based scripting, including an integrated, syntax-sensitive script editor, script runner and console. No Yes Yes
Three-way comparison Comparison of two versions of a file against a common ancestor. Full merge and editing capabilities available. No Yes Yes
Automatic text file merging

Automatic merging of non-conflicting differences from two versions of a file into an ancestor. Conflicting changes are highlighted and left for review and resolution.

No Yes Yes
Three-way image visualization and comparison Three-way visualization and attribute/pixel-by-pixel comparison of wide rage image formats. No Yes Yes
XML Structure view XML files are compared both as text and as structures (technology preview). No Yes Yes
HTML Design view HTML files are compared both as text and as rendered by the system-default Web browser Yes Yes Yes
One-click merge

Fly-by arrows appear when the cursor is over a change and allow for a single-click merge. Holding down Ctrl or Ctrl+Shift offers additional options.

Yes Yes Yes
Report generation HTML and XML format reports. Yes Yes Yes
Patch creation Ability to generate UNIX Diff patches in four different formats. No Yes Yes
Syntax highlighting Syntax highlighting in text comparison editors for close to 50 programming languages. Yes Yes Yes
Change notification On by default, it prompts you when a file or a folder being compared has been changed on the file system. Yes Yes Yes
Print and print preview Accurate, WYSIWYG print and print preview. Yes Yes Yes
Page setup Interactive page margins, header & footer setup allows for including file names, page numbers, date/time, or other advanced tags. Yes Yes Yes
Regular expression text comparison filters Allow you to specify keywords or symbols to be ignored during text comparison. Yes Yes Yes
Regular and shell expression folder comparison filters Allow you to specify keywords or symbols to be ignored during folder comparison. Yes Yes Yes
Alignement Override folder comparison filters Allow matching/alignment of files and folders with different names from two adjacent panels. No Yes Yes
Symbolic links Visualize symbolic links content. Yes Yes Yes
Multi-platform support Standard and Pro editions support a single platform of choice - Mac OS X, Windows & Linux. An Oro Edition supports all three. No No Yes

 

Folder Comparison Features

Feature Description Std Pro Oro
Two-way comparison Clearly shows added, deleted, and different files between two folder hierarchies. Yes Yes Yes
Remote comparison Read/write over (S)FTP(S), WebDAV Yes Yes Yes
SSH keys and SSH passphrase Connect using SSH key and SSH passphrase; store them in an OS-provided secure storage e.g. Mac OS X Keychain. Yes Yes Yes
Compressed files support Visualization and comparison of BZ2, EAR, GZ, JAR, TAR, TBZ2, TGZ and ZIP files. No Yes Yes
Folder synchronization Synchronize folder hierarchies by copying, moving and deleting files. Yes Yes Yes
Search don't scroll Search as fast as you type for files and folders of interest. Yes Yes Yes
Filters Shell and Regular expression filters allow you to specify patterns for inclusion or exclusion of files and folders during comparison. Yes Yes Yes
Filters - Alignment override Allow matching/alignment of files and folders with different names from two adjacent panels so that they can be compared. No Yes Yes
Report generation HTML reports; "Linked Reports" option allows you to include links to individual file comparison reports. Yes Yes Yes
Patch creation Ability to generate folder comparison UNIX Diff patches in four different formats Yes Yes Yes
Next/previous difference Offers an efficient way (incl. Ctrl + Mouse Wheel) to traverse folder differences. Yes Yes Yes
Print and print preview Accurate, WYSIWYG print and print preview. Yes Yes Yes
Three-way comparison Comparison and synchronization of two folders hierarchies with a third one - thier ancestor. No Yes Yes
Automatic merge Automatic merging of non-conflicting differences from two folder hierarchies into a common ancestor. No Yes Yes
Bird's Eye Thin vertical stripe showing at a glance the extent and the location of differences between the compared folder hierarchies. Yes Yes Yes
Symbolic links
  • follow or not
  • copy/move
Yes Yes Yes
Multi-platform support Standard and Pro editions support a single platform of choice - Mac OS X, Windows & Linux. An Oro Edition supports all three. No No Yes