[Grml] qdiff any chance?

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Mon Jul 21 00:22:50 CEST 2008

* T o n g <mlist4suntong at yahoo.com> [20080715 18:06]:

> First of all, thank you mika for answering my previous question. Now,

You're welcome.

> Is there any recommended binary files differ that can detect binary
> insertions/deletions/substitutions with colorful output? 

> Here is the one that I found most useful.
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/file/qdiff-0.8.2.lsm

> qdiff - Compare two binary files and print differences in various ways, very
> colorful output (insertions/deletions/substitutions), simple yet effective
> syncro engine, may be very slow, useful and fast for large files with few
> differences (e.g.  verifying correctness of grabbed cdda data)

> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/file/qdiff-0.8.2.tar.gz

> any chance to include it in our repo?

Well, looks like qdiff is unmaintained nowadays. It doesn't even
compile here OOTB. :-/ I'm not really happy with adding software to
our repository if the software isn't maintained upstream anymore.

Hm, did you take a look at vbindiff and vimdiff already?

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