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in-depth comparison of files, archives, and directories

diffoscope will try 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 compare two tarballs, ISO images, or PDF just as easily. The differences can be shown in a text or HTML report.

File formats supported include: Android APK files, Android boot images, Apple Xcode mobile provisioning files, ar(1) archives, Berkeley DB database files, bzip2 archives, character/block devices, ColorSync colour profiles (.icc), Coreboot CBFS filesystem images, cpio archives, Dalvik .dex files, Debian buildinfo files, Debian .changes files, Debian source packages (.dsc), Device Tree Compiler blob files, directories, ELF binaries, ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/fat filesystems, FreeDesktop Fontconfig cache files, FreePascal files (.ppu), Gettext message catalogues, GHC Haskell .hi files, GIF image files, Git repositories, GNU R database files (.rdb), GNU R Rscript files (.rds), Gnumeric spreadsheets, GPG keybox databases, Gzipped files, Hierarchical Data Format database, ISO 9660 CD images, Java .class files, Java .jmod modules, JavaScript files, JPEG images, JSON files, LLVM IR bitcode files, LZ4 compressed files, MacOS binaries, Microsoft Windows icon files, Microsoft Word .docx files, Mono 'Portable Executable' files, Mozilla-optimized .ZIP archives, Multimedia metadata, OCaml interface files, Ogg Vorbis audio files, OpenOffice .odt files, OpenSSH public keys, OpenWRT package archives (.ipk), PDF documents, PGP signatures, PGP signed/encrypted messages, PNG images, PostScript documents, Public Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) files (version #7), RPM archives, Rust object files (.deflate), SQLite databases, SquashFS filesystems, symlinks, tape archives (.tar), tcpdump capture files (.pcap), text files, TrueType font files, WebAssembly binary module, XML binary schemas (.xsb), XML files, XZ compressed files, ZIP archives and Zstandard compressed files.

diffoscope is developed as part of the “reproducible builds” project.

Tags: Software Development: Prettyprint, Testing and QA, Implemented in: implemented-in::python, interface::commandline, Role: Program, Scope: scope::utility, security::forensics, Purpose: Analysing, Checking, use::comparing, use::converting, Supports Format: Diff-format patches, works-with-format::elf, works-with-format::epub, works-with-format::html, works-with-format::info, works-with-format::jpg, works-with-format::json, works-with-format::man, works-with-format::oggvorbis, works-with-format::pdf, works-with-format::plaintext, works-with-format::png, works-with-format::po, works-with-format::postscript, works-with-format::tar, Zip Archives, Works with: works-with::archive, works-with::file, Packaged Software, Text

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