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John Poltorak

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File comparison editor wanted
« on: May 07, 2016, 01:53:40 pm »
I'm looking for an editor which can show two files side by side and highlight the differences between them.

Anyone know of anything like this?

Andreas Schnellbacher

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Re: File comparison editor wanted
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 04:04:06 pm »
I'm looking for an editor which can show two files side by side and highlight the differences between them.
I use NEPMD for editing and KDiff3 for file comparison. KDiff3 is by far the best app for that, IMO.

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Re: File comparison editor wanted
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 05:04:55 pm »
That looks like just what I'm looking for... but I can't find anywhere to download it from..

Michael Holzapfel

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Re: File comparison editor wanted
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2016, 05:51:36 pm »

Andi B.

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Re: File comparison editor wanted
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 09:52:41 pm »
Beside kdiff3 DIffzilla included in VisualSlickEdit and SmartSync (Java) do a pretty good job on comparing files or directories.

Dariusz Piatkowski

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Re: File comparison editor wanted
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 05:27:02 am »
PMDiff is pretty slick...easy too...

Andreas Schnellbacher

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Re: File comparison editor wanted
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 05:11:29 pm »
That looks like just what I'm looking for... but I can't find anywhere to download it from..
Download: http://trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/wiki/QT4%20Development
Installation: http://www.ecsoft2.org/kdiff3 and the included readme.
Documentation: http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/doc/index.html

Note that I didn't have to install anything mentioned on ecsoft2.org. (The packages were already installed for other apps.) Even cups.dll is not required to start and use that app.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2016, 05:37:57 pm by Andreas Schnellbacher »