Last Updated on August 9, 2023
diffoscope (previously known as debbindiff) tries to get to the bottom of what makes files or directories different. It will recursively unpack archives of many kinds and transform various binary formats into more human-readable form to compare them. It can also compare two tarballs, ISO images, or PDF just as easily.
diffoscope can be scripted through error codes, and a report can be produced with the detected differences. The report can be text or HTML. When no type of report has been selected, diffoscope defaults to write a text report on the standard output.
diffoscope is free and open source software.
- Command-line interface.
- Text and HTML output.
- Fallback on hexdump comparison.
- Fuzzy-matching to handle renamings.
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