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Old 25 July 2011, 11:38   #1
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ADF File Comparison

Does anyone know of any tools (preferably for Windows) that will take 2 ADFs and compare them at a file level rather than at an ADF level? A great bonus would be to point the program to a directory and have it batch process all found ADFs to find all duplicates.

For example, let's say there's 2 files, Blitz_Basic_Disk_1.adf and BlitzBasicDisk1.adf. I would think they're the same but they have different checksums. I run them through the program and find that there's only 1 file different between them, and that file isn't important, so I take the ADF that I want and delete the other.

At the moment I'm extracting the contents of each ADF into their own folders and using WinMerge to do the comparison. It works great, but it's a painstakingly slow process.
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Old 25 July 2011, 13:47   #2
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not sure, but is there a disk compare utility for the Amiga? You could use WinUAE and insert one disk into df0: and one into df1: and use that then. There must be surely! (maybe!)
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Old 25 July 2011, 14:01   #3
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maybe http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/ALeXcompare http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/CompareDirs http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/CompareHT http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/DiffDir http://aminet.net/package/util/dir/DirSSCompare
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Old 29 July 2011, 06:58   #4
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Thanks for the replies, and for the links to the programs s2325

I'd really prefer something for Windows (no emulation and filesystem overhead, plus I've become much more accustomed to it than Workbench lately), but I'll definitely keep those suggestions in mind.
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Old 29 July 2011, 07:25   #5
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May be this one:
http://www.clonespy.com/

It compares names and checksum, I've used it recently with WHD files.
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Old 29 July 2011, 08:05   #6
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I use the Total Commander from http://www.ghisler.com/index.htm. Drill down to the Addons, plugins section and grab the AmigaDX plugin for it. It does a lot of these functions.
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Old 29 July 2011, 11:08   #7
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I would prefer "ADF Compare" for Windows.
It compares filenames and checksums and shows the different files, so it seems it is exactly what you are looking for.
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Old 31 July 2011, 00:55   #8
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Tarzin: Unfortunately CloneSpy is just a standard file comparison tool. It doesn't know anything about the ADF file format, so it won't work for what I want.

clenched: I forgot about the AmigaDX plugin! That'll probably make things a little quicker. Thanks

mai: "ADF Compare" intrigues me. Could you provide a link to it, or perhaps upload it to the zone?

Again, thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 31 July 2011, 03:55   #9
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Seems what you want is something like a directory tree compare between DF0 and DF1 in WinUAE. If ADF Compare does that without mounting ADFs in WinUAE you're set, otherwise you need 1) a Windows tool that does that with ADFs without "expanding them" or 2) an Amiga-side tool for directory compare (DOpus?)

If you're looking at the disks in WinUAE you can Remap the "Warp Mode" key in WinUAE to extract/compare faster.

Just listing some options, hope you get what you want

There's also another method for choosing, and that's testing and choosing the 'proper'. But that takes experience (a lot of it). (Just saying there might be arguments against selecting which image is best based on a directory tree compare, I don't really see hom that helps.)
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mai: "ADF Compare" intrigues me. Could you provide a link to it, or perhaps upload it to the zone?
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Old 02 August 2011, 22:13   #11
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mai: Thanks for "ADF Compare" (ADFRen). It does everything I wanted, and a little more! It's a brilliant tool. Shame it's not still worked on. I would love to see some enhancements to it, such as opening the compare window and dragging ADFs into it, rather than having to open the "ADF Inspector" first.

Photon: That's exactly what I need, and ADFRen has solved it.

Case closed, thanks to mai

Feltzkrone: Should you ever read this, thanks for this brilliant tool!
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You may also want to check this thread which has source code (delphi 6)
for my adf toolkit which I worked on at same time as Feltz worked on his (we had some nice conversations and swapped sources but I cannot find his source code atm)

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=170677#post170677


Ok I have found my original sourcecode on my hard drive and have recompiled the exe's and have uploaded the whole lot to the zone.

The upload also contains Feltzkrones ADFRen program with sourcecode

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Old 04 August 2011, 22:23   #13
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Big-Byte: Wow. Thanks! I've taken a look at some of your tools, and they're great. I've got to sit down and get a grip with both yours and Feltzkrone's to see which will make the sorting process quicker (perhaps a combination of both).

I'm almost looking forward to sorting through these ADFs now
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I have written a program that is suitable for this task. http://aminet/net/util/misc/ReportPlus.lha
It has various functions. The one relevant to your problem is the "path differences report".
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I would prefer "ADF Compare" for Windows.
It compares filenames and checksums and shows the different files, so it seems it is exactly what you are looking for.
Could I please get a copy of or download link to the above program?

Thanks!
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Could I please get a copy of or download link to the above program?
Hi David,

It's in The Zone for you.
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i've zoned the same version incl. source code. if someone wants to improve it
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It's in The Zone for you.
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i've zoned the same version incl. source code. if someone wants to improve it
That would be great if someone did that. It does what I need, but it could do with a few improvements. Too bad it's written in Pascal (?) though...
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