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Downloads of v 2.16.38:


Last Update:

27 Jan 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Kimmo Varis Denis Bradford Dean Grimm Laurent Ganier Tim Gerundt Perry Rapp


foss winmerge diff merge


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2.16.38 | Updated: 27 Jan 2024



Downloads of v 2.16.38:



Software Author(s):

  • Kimmo Varis Denis Bradford Dean Grimm Laurent Ganier Tim Gerundt Perry Rapp

winmerge 2.16.38

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install winmerge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade winmerge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall winmerge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade winmerge -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade winmerge -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install winmerge
    name: winmerge
    version: '2.16.38'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'winmerge' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.16.38'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller winmerge
    Name     = "winmerge"
    Version  = "2.16.38"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'winmerge':
  ensure   => '2.16.38',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Jan 2024.



WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both
folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName    = 'WinMerge'
$url32          = 'https://github.com/WinMerge/winmerge/releases/download/v2.16.38/WinMerge-2.16.38-Setup.exe'
$checksum32     = '84ea3821acee25a4489dd428cfbf1c8a38599f29f36ec1a3356ca219041424da'
$checksumType32 = 'sha256'
$url64          = 'https://github.com/WinMerge/winmerge/releases/download/v2.16.38/WinMerge-2.16.38-x64-Setup.exe'
$checksum64     = 'fab6f8279a400f27788b2c1288f7ae4dd4d3eb7ab2f1fd9d6fe58fc1b0797198'
$checksumType64 = 'sha256'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = $packageName
  fileType               = 'EXE'
  url                    = $url32
  checksum               = $checksum32
  checksumType           = $checksumType32
  url64bit               = $url64
  checksum64             = $checksum64
  checksumType64         = $checksumType64
  silentArgs             = '/VERYSILENT /SP- /NORESTART'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  registryUninstallerKey = $packageName

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
winmerge 2.16.36 25611 Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Approved
winmerge 2.16.34 19302 Saturday, October 28, 2023 Approved
winmerge 2.16.32 29220 Thursday, July 27, 2023 Approved
winmerge 2.16.30 40538 Thursday, April 27, 2023 Approved
winmerge 2.16.28 28682 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Approved
winmerge 2.16.26 14445 Friday, January 27, 2023 Approved
winmerge 2.16.24 29413 Thursday, October 27, 2022 Approved
winmerge 2.16.22 27957 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Approved
winmerge 2.16.20 30198 Thursday, April 28, 2022 Approved
winmerge 2.16.18 32615 Friday, January 28, 2022 Approved
winmerge 2.16.16 30911 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Approved
winmerge 23700 Sunday, August 29, 2021 Approved
winmerge 2.16.14 12886 Monday, July 26, 2021 Approved
winmerge 2.16.13-pre20210622 289 Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Exempted
winmerge 2.16.12 13700 Friday, May 28, 2021 Approved
winmerge 2.16.11-pre20210328 293 Monday, March 29, 2021 Exempted
winmerge 2.16.10 31997 Saturday, January 30, 2021 Approved
winmerge 2.16.9-pre20201129 242 Monday, November 30, 2020 Exempted
winmerge 38186 Sunday, September 13, 2020 Approved
winmerge 2.16.8 13767 Friday, August 28, 2020 Approved
winmerge 2.16.7-pre20200726 258 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Exempted
winmerge 7269 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Approved
Winmerge 84354 Monday, October 7, 2019 Approved
Winmerge 2.16.4 73732 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Approved
Winmerge 2.16.2 35637 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Approved
winmerge 25036 Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Approved
winmerge 2.16.0 7404 Monday, November 26, 2018 Approved
winmerge 53045 Friday, February 24, 2017 Approved
winmerge 2.14.0 50549 Monday, April 29, 2013 Approved
winmerge 2.12.14 1502 Thursday, August 9, 2012 Approved
WinMerge 2.12.4 679 Friday, August 3, 2012 Approved



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