Version:3 - 20101130
Author:Keith Fenske (Identity Number Forty-Seven)
Post Date:November 28, 2010
Comments:This program requires the Java run-time environemnt (JRE), a free download at

From: Identity Number Forty-Seven <identity@number.47> Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:20:31 -0700 Subject: Re: ID#47 Programs now at abfonts Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts On 28 Nov 2010 06:12:54 +0100, abfonts wrote: > The Java programs written by Identity Number Forty Seven that were posted > in this newsgroup months back are now available in the Extra section of > That's a good idea. Two of the programs have been revised. There was a minor change to the GUI in CompareFolders3, and a bug was fixed in the handling of OS/2 vendor IDs in FontNames3. I will attach new copies to a follow-up message. If you have any difficulty using these programs, please post a note in ABF. As always, happy fonting!

From: Identity Number Forty-Seven <identity@number.47> Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:26:11 -0700 Subject: Re: ID#47 Programs now at abfonts - CompareFolders3-20101130 Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts Attachment: CompareFolders3-20101130     (Download hosted by another server)

Excerpts from program documentation CompareFolders is a Java 1.4 application to compare two folders to determine if all files and subfolders are identical. The folders may be on the same computer, on the local network, or they may be represented by checksum files. Files or subfolders that are not the same are reported to the user. The intention is to decide if two different distribution folders have the same contents. You can:
  1. Compare two folders. One or both folders may be represented by checksum files.
  2. Create a checksum file for a folder. This is the most efficient way of remembering the contents of a folder for later comparison.
  3. Update a checksum by assuming that files have not changed if they have the same name, date, and size. This is much faster than creating a new checksum for large collections on a local disk drive. However, it is not recommended for files copied over a network or downloaded from the internet.
  4. Find duplicate files with the same MD5 or SHA1 checksum.
Checksum files are used when the original files or folders are not available. A checksum file is a plain text file in XML (Extensible Markup Language) format with the name, size, and checksums for each file. The XML output produced by this program can be read by most XML applications, such as those on many internet web sites.