#godiff A File/Directory diff-like comparison tool with HTML output.
This program can be use to compare files and directories for differences. When comparing directories, it iterates through all files in both directories and compare files having the same name.
See example output here:
##How to use godiff
godiff file1 file2 > results.html godiff directory1 directory > results.html
godiff -h for all the available command line options
- When comparing two directory, place all the differences into a single html file.
- Supports UTF8 file.
- Show differences within a line
- Options for ignore case, white spaces compare, blank lines etc.
I need a program to to compare 2 directories, and report differences in all files. Much like gnudiff, but with a nicer output. And I also like to try out the go programming language, so I created godiff.
The diff algorithm implemented here is based on "An O(ND) Difference Algorithm and its Variations" by Eugene Myers Algorithmica Vol. 1 No. 2, 1986, p 251.
godiff always tries to produce the minimal differences, just like gnudiff with the "-d" option.
This program is created in the go programming language. For more information about go, see golang.org
##How to Build
On Linux or Darwin OS
go build -o godiff godiff.go godiff_unix.go
go build -o godiff.exe godiff.go godiff_windows.go