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DIFF File Extension

DIFF file extension is created by Matt Mackall, also known as Patch File. DIFF has been classified as Developer Files. You can open and render the contents of this file in a Text Editor. You can open DIFF files in Mercurial program.

Patch File Type

Patch File Type
Extension .diff
Developer Matt Mackall
Popularity 4.0 (47 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Mercurial
Category Developer Files
Format Text
Updated 5/1/2024

What is a DIFF File Type?

Quote; patch &" search for the line that starts with the diff - string, once it finds that string, it knows that this is the beginning of the contents of the patch.

Mercurial is written mainly in the Python and C languages.




Free online DIFF Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .DIFF (Patch File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to DIFF, merge, split and compare the DIFF files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.




DIFF Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Patch File .DIFF File Extensions while opening the .DIFF files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open DIFF Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Patch File on your system such as Mercurial.
  2. Associate default Mercurial Mercurial program for *.diff (Patch File) files.

    Associate DIFF Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.DIFF (e.g example.diff) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Mercurial Mercurial program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .diff files.

    Associate DIFF Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.DIFF (e.g example.diff) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Mercurial Mercurial program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Mercurial extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related DIFF File Extensions

DIFF default file extension is .DIFF and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for DIFF File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the DIFF files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open DIFF File on Windows

Software License Developer
ActiveState Komodo Edit image. ActiveState Komodo Edit 9 for Windows Open Source ActiveState
Mercurial image. Mercurial 000 for Windows Free Mercurial

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DIFF File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
ActiveState Komodo Edit image. ActiveState Komodo Edit 9 for MacOs Open Source ActiveState
Mercurial image. Mercurial 000 for MacOs Free Mercurial

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DIFF file on Linux

Software License Developer
ActiveState Komodo Edit image. ActiveState Komodo Edit 9 for Linux Open Source ActiveState
Mercurial image. Mercurial 000 for Linux Free Mercurial

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DIFF file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DIFF file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DIFF file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

DIFF file extension icon image.About DIFF - Patch File

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Updated 5/1/2024


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