Linux graphicall diff utilities a visual tour

Posted by j00p34 on Feb 28, 2009 1:59 PM EDT; By Timothy van Zadelhoff
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If you edit a lot of configuration files, and are confronted a lot with the configuration files edited by others, you probably spend a lot of time looking at the changes made to the file since the last time it was edited or installed. The standard command line utility diff does a reasonable job when it comes to finding small differences. It shows that it wasn't developed to create the best possible human readable output when you try reading long listings. diff output looks something like this:

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