Files with diff file extension can be generally found as output files from diff file comparison utility.

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DIFF file extension - Diff source data

What is diff file? How to open diff files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The diff file extension is mainly related to diff files. Originally diff is a file comparison utility that compares two source files line per line.

It's used to show changes between two version of a file. The default output file of the utility uses the DIFF extension and sometimes also PATCH.

This diff file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open diff file:

Sublime Text icon

Sublime Text  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sublime HQ Pty Ltd

Sublime Text is advanced text editor used to write source codes in various programming languages. It is a great tool for programmers and offers great feature and performance. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Help how to open:

You can view these files in any text editor.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .diff file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .diff file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open diff file, edit diff file, convert diff file, view diff file, play diff file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting diff files.

Software that open diff file - Diff source data

Programs supporting the exension diff on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open diff file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with diff file by default:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Other suggested software:
Atom small icon Atom
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
PSPad small icon PSPad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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