File Diff Nightmare


Egad, I found myself trying to find the differences between two files, each with over 93,000 lines in them. There were about 100 differences between them. While vimdiff is nifty for smaller files, I just found such large files overwhelming.

Meld to the rescue! While I couldn’t get it working on my MacBook Pro, it was a simple as:

"sudo yum install meld"

on one of my Linux desktops. A quick scp to grab both files from the server and all was good.

Photo from the meldmerge.org website.

Meld has many other features such as version control integration and visual merges but, for now, the diff saved the day…

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