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Determine whether or not two files are identical.   Free
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Identical is great for determining whether or not two or more files (not folders) are the same. And it's free!

Using Identical is simple:
  • Drag files on Identical's menu-bar icon
  • The icon will then indicate whether or not the files are the same:
    • green checkmark = files are the same
    • red x-mark = files are different
What Identical is not:
  • Does not search for duplicates throughout your whole hard drive.
  • Only shows whether or not files are the
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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bbw7 commented on 23 Aug 2013
For folks who don't know, there is a terminal command that does the same thing, with the bonus that for ascii files, it shows what the differences are.

'diff /path/name/file1 /path/name/file'

For binary files, one will either get a clean return, meaning no difference, or 'files differ'.
[Version 1.0]

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Coding Turtle (developer) replied on 23 Aug 2013
Indeed. Personally, I used to do ‘md5 file1.txt file2.txt’ in the Terminal. But now, I find it easier to just drag the files on Identical. To see differences, I like to use Kaleidoscope.
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bbw7 replied on 24 Aug 2013
Wasn't dissing your app, CT, just providing info to those who might not be familiar with terminal commands -- or don't have 10.7+ installed. I do like the idea of drag 'n drop for it; if it supported 10.6, I'd use it.

BTW, using the command 'md5' in this way was a new one one me -- thanks. :-)
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GeoProf commented on 22 Aug 2013
If it’s only meant to be used sparingly (“a few times per year”), why make its primary interface a menubar icon — an interface typically reserved for more permanent and frequently used applications — instead of a regular discreet-use GUI? I’m just curious.
[Version 1.0]

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Coding Turtle (developer) replied on 23 Aug 2013
You raise an interesting point. I guess I found the app too “small” to warrant for a regular window-based UI and a dock icon. But anyway, I’ve now had that strange “a few times per year” text removed from this MacUpdate listing. Thanks.
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Studio7 rated on 28 Aug 2013

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:265
Version Downloads:265
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:23 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Identical is great for determining whether or not two or more files (not folders) are the same. And it's free!

Using Identical is simple:
  • Drag files on Identical's menu-bar icon
  • The icon will then indicate whether or not the files are the same:
    • green checkmark = files are the same
    • red x-mark = files are different
What Identical is not:
  • Does not search for duplicates throughout your whole hard drive.
  • Only shows whether or not files are the same. Does not show the actual differences within the files.


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