Compactor VS delta

Compare Compactor vs delta and see what are their differences.


A user interface for Windows 10 filesystem compression (by Freaky)


A syntax-highlighting pager for git (by dandavison)
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Compactor delta
21 33
549 10,879
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2.7 9.3
4 months ago 5 days ago
Rust Rust
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Compactor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-24.
  • File compression using ‘CompactGUI’? | 2021-10-16
    That's simply not true. I use compact.exe to compress all my games, its NTFS' built-in seamless compression. If you're going to give advice to someone at least make sure you know WTF you are talking about. u/Yes_This_Is_A_User use this one it's a nicer UI.
  • Help me I need Storage!!!! | 2021-10-01
    Hey, i’ve used a program called Freaky/Compacter,, it worked really well for me, got 10gbps off cs go, but it doesn’t work with all games, on gta i got around 800mbps, you should give it a try, it’s a life saver!
  • how bad is it to play games of internal SSD with linux OS runnig of USB
    You can free up a considerable amount of space in Windows by deleting junk files and old windows updates. Run cleanmgr as administrator first (tick all the boxes), reboot and then download and run ccleaner. Further to that, you can seriously free up a ton of space by compressing your games library and program files folders - you can use Compactor for this.
  • Legit my only complaint is storage space | 2021-09-25
  • From 330gb+ down to 100gb~ (steam/epic) | 2021-09-21
    With Freaky Compactor ;
  • If you're on Windows, consider using NTFS filesystem compression to save a LOT of space used by your flight simulators. | 2021-07-26
    The tool in the image is Compactor, a GUI front end to the Windows compact.exe built-in tool to utilise NTFS filesystem compression.
  • Pawsey accidentally leaks specs of AMD MI-Next GPU | 2021-07-06
    Compactor (GUI for built-in win 10 transparent compression) works really well for games, often getting 0.30x-0.65x compression ratios, game updates only decompress and patch what they need and then you just have to rerun the tool to recompress them. depending on your CPU, some games even load faster.
  • Why does my game still stutter after a GPU upgrade?
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    Compactor, a replacement for the venerable CompactGUI
  • Is there an alternative to compile Rust in Windows without having to have a 6GB SDK along just for the linker? | 2021-05-27
    It compresses quite well, at least.


Posts with mentions or reviews of delta. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-25.
  • Code Review from the Command Line | 2021-09-25
    I just recently learned that there’s a --gui option for git difftool, which is nice because I use Kaleidoscope for heavy diffs (and merges too with git mergetool) but recently picked up delta [0] for quicker diffing in the terminal. Now I can have both easily.


  • What's your "instant love software"? | 2021-09-02
    Delta as a side by side difftool for git.
  • Need clarity on what's printed with git diff | 2021-08-04
    If you want git to output in a human readable format with colors and syntax highlighting, you can configure it to use a tool like delta
  • New in Git: Switch and Restore | 2021-08-01
  • Best diff config for vim in 2021? | 2021-07-17
    Since newer diff algorithms are merged into vim and there are tools specifically designed for diffing two files, I wonder what is the best vimdiff option? Here is mine: vim " vimdiff configs if has("patch-8.1.0360") set diffopt=filler,internal,algorithm:histogram,indent-heuristic endif There is also delta which seem to have a smarter algorithm. Is there a way to use delta in vim instead?
  • My favorite cli/tui programs:
  • Difftastic: Syntax-aware structured diff tool | 2021-07-07
    Thanks, this is good advice. There are some super featureful diff tools out there. For example, does a line-based diff but it also syntax highlights its output.

    I'm hoping that defining syntax in a separate TOML file will let end users extend difftastic for their own languages/config files. I want to keep difftastic small and manageable.

  • Compare two files and print out the differences! | 2021-05-27
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    sad CLI search and replace | Space Age seD tcount Count your code by tokens, types of syntax tree nodes, and patterns in the syntax tree. A tokei/scc/cloc alternative. nushell A new type of shell fclones Efficient Duplicate File Finder hunter The fastest file manager in the galaxy! teip Select partial standard input and replace with the result of another command efficiently cb Command line interface to manage clipboard semiuniq A uniq-like tool for removing nearby repeated lines in a file" dua-cli View disk space usage and delete unwanted data, fast. htmlq Like jq, but for HTML. pipecolor A terminal filter to colorize output crowbook Converts books written in Markdown to HTML, LaTeX/PDF and EPUB delta A viewer for git and diff output mdcat cat for markdown pueue Manage your shell commands. gitui Blazing 💥 fast terminal-ui for git written in rust 🦀 pipr A tool to interactively write shell pipelines. rename Rename your files using your favorite text editor bropages Highly readable supplement to man pages from Shows simple, concise examples for commands with syntax highlighting. html2md convert simple html documents into markdown bk Terminal Epub reader rs A safe Rust crate for working with the Wayland clipboard. viu Simple terminal image viewer written in Rust. alacritty A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator. wezterm A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust
  • how to use delta difftool in git on ubuntu14.04? | 2021-05-13
    You'll need to be more specific if you want help. What have you tried? What worked? What didn't work? I've used delta as my primary git diff pager for a year or two now and enjoy it.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Compactor and delta you can also consider the following projects:

CompactGUI - Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function

diff-so-fancy - Good-lookin' diffs. Actually… nah… The best-lookin' diffs. :tada:

vim-fugitive - fugitive.vim: A Git wrapper so awesome, it should be illegal

difftastic - a syntax-aware diff

vim-gitgutter - A Vim plugin which shows git diff markers in the sign column and stages/previews/undoes hunks and partial hunks.

git-split-diffs - GitHub style split diffs in your terminal

uBlock-issues - This is the community-maintained issue tracker for uBlock Origin

rust - Rust for the xtensa architecture. Built in targets for the ESP32 and ESP8266

lucky-commit - Customize your git commit hashes!

v86 - x86 virtualization in your browser, recompiling x86 to wasm on the fly

tcount - Count your code by tokens, types of syntax tree nodes, and patterns in the syntax tree. A tokei/scc/cloc alternative.

fd - A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to 'find'