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Downloads of v 2.16.40:


Last Update:

27 Apr 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Dean Grimm


winmerge win merge diff file folder changes comparison

WinMerge (Portable)

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2.16.40 | Updated: 27 Apr 2024



Downloads of v 2.16.40:



Software Author(s):

  • Dean Grimm

WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.40

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install WinMerge (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WinMerge (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WinMerge (Portable), 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.portable -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.portable -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.portable
    name: winmerge.portable
    version: '2.16.40'
    state: present

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

chocolatey_package 'winmerge.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.16.40'

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

cChocoPackageInstaller winmerge.portable
    Name     = "winmerge.portable"
    Version  = "2.16.40"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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

package { 'winmerge.portable':
  ensure   => '2.16.40',
  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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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

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


WinMerge is a Windows tool for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories. It is highly useful for determining what has changed between file versions, and then merging those changes. WinMerge has Unicode support, Flexible syntax coloring editor, Visual SourceSafe integration, and Windows Shell integration. Regexp filtering for filenames and lines. Side-by-side line difference and highlights differences inside lines. A file map shows the overall file differences in a location pane. The user interface is translated into several languages.


  • Visual differencing and merging of text files
  • Flexible editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap
  • Highlights differences inside lines
  • Difference pane shows current difference in two vertical panes
  • Location pane shows map of files compared
  • Moved lines detection
  • Compare folders in one level or recursive
  • Can show folder compare results flat or in a tree-style view
  • Regular Expression based file filters allow excluding and including items
  • Compares binary files in folder compare as well as text files
  • Shell Integration (supports 64-bit Windows versions)
  • Archive file support using 7-Zip
  • Fast compare using file sizes and dates
  • Creates patch files (Normal-, Context- and Unified formats)

NOTE: This package is automatically updated. If it is out of date and there is no newer package submitted, please use the Contact Maintainers functionality to alert me.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
    url            = 'https://github.com//WinMerge/winmerge/releases/download/v2.16.40/winmerge-2.16.40-exe.zip'
    url64          = 'https://github.com//WinMerge/winmerge/releases/download/v2.16.40/winmerge-2.16.40-x64-exe.zip'

    checksum       = 'd960c9749f6c74dc7f43c45328d60c7f6e376e3cb37854157e8ccc95c5445ba7'
    checksumType   = 'SHA256'
    checksum64     = '044d02b0b93c8ade880946a9afa1e476f4c9cdd740c299168b1e09878ed15337'
    checksumType64 = 'SHA256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -Filter "*.exe" -Recurse | ForEach-Object {
    $exe = $_.FullName
    if ($_.BaseName -eq 'winmergeu') {
      New-Item "${exe}.gui" -Type file -Force | Out-Null
    } else {
      New-Item "${exe}.ignore" -Type file -Force | Out-Null

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.38 208 Saturday, January 27, 2024 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.36 163 Monday, November 27, 2023 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.34 197 Friday, October 27, 2023 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.32 250 Thursday, July 27, 2023 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.30 237 Thursday, April 27, 2023 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.28 280 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.26 170 Thursday, January 26, 2023 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.24 364 Thursday, October 27, 2022 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.22 250 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.21 202 Monday, June 20, 2022 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.20 207 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.19 134 Sunday, March 20, 2022 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.18 242 Thursday, January 27, 2022 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.17 172 Sunday, December 19, 2021 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.16 188 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.15 181 Monday, September 20, 2021 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.13 216 Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.12 199 Thursday, April 29, 2021 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.11 160 Sunday, March 28, 2021 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.10 212 Saturday, January 30, 2021 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.9 184 Sunday, November 29, 2020 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.8 249 Friday, August 28, 2020 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.7 174 Sunday, July 26, 2020 Approved
WinMerge (Portable) 2.16.6 144 Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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