binary comparison tool

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by qwertysonic, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. qwertysonic

    qwertysonic

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    What tools do you guys use to compare binary files? I know there are several programs out there but I wanted some advice from people who have used them
     
  2. MainMemory

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    I generally use the good old "fc /b" command, if I want something more advanced I use Hex Workshop's resynchronizing compare, and if I want a general "how similar are these files" I wrote a small tool for that.
     
  3. Andlabs

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    I have vbindiff as a visual 1:1 binary diff (it looks like a hex editor and runs in a terminal window) and I did write a multi-file 1:1 binary diff but it's lost on my old computer's hard drive (which needs repair) right now. I was also thinking of writing a diff-like binary diff but apparently (I forget where but I think LocalH said so on this forum somewhere) one already exists?
     
  4. MarkeyJester

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    I simply use a hexadecimal editor for comparing two binary files, which also notifies if one file happens to be bigger than the other.