What’s the purpose of this tool?
Compaire is a small command line tool to compare the content of two directories by their checksums.
Download: Compaire v1.2
Compaire was written in .NET Mono (C#) and supports the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10
- Mac OS X 10.7 and later
- Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian, CentOS, Fedora, etc.)
To run the application, you may need to install the latest version of the .NET Framework for your OS!
Open a command prompt or a terminal and type in the following term:
compaire.exe [Path1] [Path2] [Algorithm] [Parameter]
If you’re a macOS or Linux user, you will need to add the mono prefix!
mono compaire.exe [Path1] [Path2] [Algorithm] [Parameter]
Currently the following algorithms are integrated:
Parameters are alternative modifications of the program execution and output:
|/l||Create a log file of the current session|
|/m||Generate a seperate file (.sums extension) which includes checksums of files in the master folder|
|/r||Recursive comparison (include subdirectories)|
|/s||Skip missing files automatically (don’t show prompt for alternate path)|
Why did I wrote the tool ?
I am using encrypted NTFS volumes from VeraCrypt simultaneously on Windows and macOS and experienced corrupt files.
In order to prevent possible data loss due to errors with the file system, I wrote the tool to verify both records automatically by their checksums.
But there are also other purposes that may be useful to you 🙂