Randall A Sindlinger on 11 Feb 2011 14:08:29 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] (Free) Graphical Diff Tools

All of these different diff tools (and no one mentioned vimdiff!) could
make a nice set of lightning-talks.

The subject of diff'ing files came up at PLUG-Central, and a lot of 
people were only familiar with maybe one additional tool besides 'diff',
if any at all.

I could present vimdiff, and I could also present diff itself, which I think
is worth doing with highlighting useful combinations of options to it.
(diff --help is 81 lines!)


On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:35:07AM -0500, David Colon wrote:
> I recently discovered xxdiff and really like it. It's similar to xdiff which
> for the longest time was only available for Solaris. It's available in the
> standard Ubuntu and Debian repositories.
> David
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:50 AM, JP Vossen <jp@jpsdomain.org> wrote:
> > Summary: Quick run-down on 3 open-source graphical diff tools.
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > I was using the 'meld' graphical 'diff' program on Linux the other day
> >
> > On Windows I use TortoiseMerge.exe from the TortoiseSVN project, but I
> > can't recommend it without reservations. 
> >
> > Probably the more common Windows tool is http://winmerge.org/ 
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