XMLSpy provides a File Comparison feature and a Directory Comparison feature that are linked to each other. File Comparisons and Directory Comparisons are started with the Compare Open File With and Compare Directories commands in the Tools menu, respectively. Comparison options for file comparisons can be defined in the Settings dialog, which is accessed by clicking the Compare Options command in the Tools menu.
Each of these commands is described in detail in the User Reference section. In the sub-sections of this section we provide an overview of the File Comparisons and Directory Comparisons mechanisms.