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KDiff3

KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

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Avg rating of 4 (4)| 7 comments

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  • Developed byKDE
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4
  • Alternatives48 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 7 comments and reviews about KDiff3, and it has gotten 112 likes

KDiff3 was added to AlternativeTo by Killy on and this page was last updated .

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buckee
  
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I was really happy to discover that KDiff3 was resurrected in 2018 after being unmaintained since 2014. While my favorite recursive dir/file comparison tool is WinMerge, that is Windows only.

KDiff3 was the next best option for Linux/Mac. It works quite well for comparing recursive dirs/files for large backups. You can do a quick compare (size only) or a full binary compare.

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Guest
  
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Simple and effective, if a bit outdated visually.

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bawldiggle
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Official Website is for Linux installer only ...
https://kde.org/applications/development/org.kde.kdiff3
... not a hint of Windows anywhere.
Latest Linux appears to be v1.8 (Feb-2020)
https://cgit.kde.org/kdiff3.git

Windows version is older v0.9.98 (2014-07-04) on http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/
_Softpedia have Windows version too https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Text-editors/KDiff3.shtml_

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buckee

Those are all outdated links. You can get the URL for Linux/Win/Mac binary downloads from the README https://invent.kde.org/sdk/kdiff3

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Norl

[https://invent.kde.org/sdk/kdiff3 Readme Quote]: Binaries can be downloaded at https://download.kde.org/stable/kdiff3/?C=M;O=D

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lunolas
  
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Much faster than Meld on Windows, good for working with SVN

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dandv
  
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I have two CSV files that only differ in the date format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS vs. M/D/YYYY HH:MM.

KDiff3 takes 25 seconds to compare these files and freezes. Bug filed at https://sourceforge.net/p/kdiff3/bugs/217/.

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KariLHegg

At least the authors of Kdiff don't go around spamming review sites with their shilling.

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bawldiggle
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Developer last update (2014) ... v0.9.98 (2014-07-04) ... at ... http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/
AlternativeTo app page (2017) ... latest update was made in Feb 2017 ... ?

Developer's update (2014) is well after Kissaki's comment below , so there is a possibility kfiff3 is fixed
I would like to know if Kissaki's concerns have been addressed by the developer?
This is my first venture into text comparison, so I am a bit nervous at the reliability of kdiff3

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Kissaki
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I was very enthusiastic about finally having found a merge tool where I could make out which changes came in from two sides against a base version when merging. Being able to see 3 columns of base file, remote and local changes, and the resulting file is very nice. Unfortunately, I had to notice the auto-resolving of conflicts produces wrong results. I can thus not use it in this state for solving merge conflicts sadly.

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  • Diff Tool
  • Version Control
  • hex-viewer
  • merging

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