Looking for GUI or Curses file/folder Diff program
Topic: Looking for GUI or Curses file/folder Diff program
started by: john.martzouco
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 19 2007,15:23I use a couple of tools in Windows (< Beyond Compare >, < Araxis PMDiff >) that perform side-by-side comparisons of folders and files. Their strengths are that they offer file-management / file-editing commands and a clear view of differences in a full-screen layout.
I use the Unix diff command with my CVS package and like it very much, but need a diff tool with the same strengths as the Windows apps I use.
What are the choices for an equivalent application for Linux? Have any been packaged as DSL extensions? Does anyone have any scripts that can do the same work by calling diff?
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 19 2007,16:14You mean like (g)vimdiff?
< http://docs.linux.cz/misc/www.kit.vslib.cz/~satrapa/docs/vim/idiff.gif >
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Posted by curaga on Dec. 19 2007,17:58or "diff -Naur" (new files+all files+unified+recursion)?
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 19 2007,20:23Thanks guys. Definitely more like vimdiff.
Is vimdiff in the gnu-utils extension?
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 19 2007,20:25No, look for vim in MyDSL (UCI has 6.3 and testing has 7.1, iirc).
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 19 2007,21:05Thank you lucky, I'll do that tonight. Much obliged.
Posted by WDef on Dec. 20 2007,00:54Those apps look good, I should check em out also.
I have a rather elaborate script that hashes all files in two argument paths, compares the hashes, offers to move duplicate files out of the road, finally re-name non-identical eponymous files and move them alongside each other for comparison..
I've used it a lot but haven't shared it anywhere as yet.