owl2vcs is a set of tools designed to facilitate version control of OWL 2 ontologies using version control systems.
owl2diff - a command line diff tool for OWL 2 ontologies;
Detects axioms additions and removals;
Detects imports additions and removals;
Detects ontology annotations additions and removals;
Detects prefix additions, removals, modifications and renames;
Detects ontology IRI and version IRI changes;
Detects ontology format changes;
Supports RDF/XML, OWL/XML, OWL Functional Syntax, Manchester OWL Syntax, Turtle;
Changeset serializer and parser;
Two formats of changes: compact (like OWL Functional Syntax) and indented (same but uses indents instead of parentheses, more readable);
Four formats of IRIs: Simple, QName, Full, Label.
After adding the directory to
PATH you can use the
owl2diff command to compare two versions of an ontology. See
owl2diff --help for more information.
Usage with Git/Mercurial
Open command shell and
cdinto your repository;
Now you can view informative diffs for *.owl, *.rdf, and *.ttl files with either
git diffhangs on Windows, use
sh -c "git diff"or
- If you want owl2vcs to compare files with other extensions, edit your
Please help out
This project is still under development. Feedback and suggestions are very welcome and I encourage you to use the Issues list on Github to provide that feedback.
Feel free to fork this repo and to commit your additions.
Clone the develop branch to your machine:
git clone -b develop firstname.lastname@example.org:utapyngo/owl2vcs.git.
Create your feature branch:
git checkout -b my-new-feature.
Commit your changes:
git commit -am 'Added some feature'.
Push to the branch
git push origin my-new-feature.
Create new Pull Request.