There are 13 other file types using
the BDF file extension!
.bdf - Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format
.bdf - West Point Bridge designer file
.bdf - Backup definition file
.bdf - Brother BES-100E Embroidery Software
.bdf - E-Mail Detective binary data fragment file
.bdf - NEi Nastran bulk data file
.bdf - Quartus II block design file
.bdf - TXRDWIN X-ray diffraction pattern
.bdf - UNIX font
.bdf - X11 Bitmap Distribution Format
.bdf - MIDAS BDF disk image file
.bdf - SmartWare backup definition file
.bdf - Okino Transfer File Format
BDF file extension - Bdiff Bupdate binary update file
What is bdf file? How to open bdf files?
File type specification:
File extension bdf is also used by Bdiff engine. Bdiff creates a binary difference between two files. On unix like systems, many people use diff and patch to update source files. They are very powerful for "line oriented" data. However, they are incapable of handling binary data.
Modifying a single line in source file amounts to a considerable difference in its compiled object. Calling address, variable address, segment value, they will all change even when object's structure remains similar.
Bdiff creates the difference of two objects. Suppose, the difference will be much smaller than whole new object file. With bupdate and "old object file", you can create new object file from the difference file.