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in-depth visual diff tool for files, archives and directories

diffoscope is a visual diff tool that attempts try to get to the bottom of what makes files or directories actually different.

It can recursively unpack archives of many kinds, transforming various binary formats into more human-readable form to compare them in a human-readable way. It can compare two tarballs, ISO images or PDFs just as easily. The differences can be displayed on the console or in a HTML report.

This is a dependency package that recommends the full set of external tools, to support as many type of files as possible.

File formats supported include: Android APK files, Android boot images, Apple Xcode mobile provisioning files, ar(1) archives, ASM Function, 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, Flattened Image Tree blob files, 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, PE32 files, 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, U-Boot legacy image 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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