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Updated: 18.05.2022

The File Compare (filecomp) program that compares files within a given directory to discover identical files (with different file names). It was developed once upon a time when I "collected" icon files and discovered that many icons was distributed under various file names. This program therefore tests if different files could have identical contents. An update options will delete duplicates and only keep one file of several with identical contents. All files to test must be kept within one directory. The comparison is done by reading all files into memory and then test which is very fast as long at real memory (RAM) ressources is not exhausted.

All pascal sources should compile with Virtual Pascal (OS/2 and Windows) and/or Free Pascal Compiler (OS/2, Windows, Linux and other). You are free to use (AT YOUR OWN RISK!) the programs as you please even if I may cling on to copyrights and such (except when explicit stating otherwise, f.ex. when GPL is stated). Anyway I would very much apreciate any updates, buxfixes a.s.o. which is returned to me! ;-)

Arne Hanssen