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Visual Diffs and Merge on Linux

Posted on 26 February 2005 by Demian Turner

Having recently moved to Linux only on my laptop, the one tool I was having trouble replacing was Winmerge, the recommended visual diff/merge app for Tortoise users and popular SourceForge project. On the advice of Andrew, I checked out Meld – a similar Linux tool. Wow, no looking back.

The one hitch I had was installing from src – usually this is not a problem but in this case I ran into quite a deep dependency tree of Gnome libs. However, the RPM from Fedora Core 2 works fine on Core 3 – give it try.

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  1. bubblenut Says:

    If you’re a CLI monkey or a vi fanatic you can try vimdiff also. You can’t do directory diffs or CVS diffs without plugins (although I’m sure there are plugins about) but you can view the diffs with all the same highlighting and navigation keys as you’re used to in vi.

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