How do you compare two similar files to check for differences The obvious answer is to use the diff command in Linux.
The problem is that not everyone would be comfortable comparing files in Linux terminal. And the diff command output could be confusing for some.
Take this diff command output for example.
There is definitely a learning curve involved here. However if you are using desktop Linux you can use GUI applications to easily compare two files for any differences. .
There are several GUI diff tools available for Linux. I am going to highlight my favorite tool Meld in this week8217s Linux application highlight.
With Meld you can compare two files in side by side view. Not only that you may also modify the files to make changes accordingly. That8217s what you would want to do in most situations right.
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