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Dec 9th, 2009
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What if anything do you use to compare 2 or more configs? I've used software called HyperConf (awesome program) under windows but it will not install into Ubuntu(yea I tried wine). it displays 2 configs side by side and will show differences with color, different colors mean different things. Its very simple, and I use it at work pretty regularly, however I'm a linux user outside the office and want something similar for my Ubuntu laptop.

Any comments are welcome, thank you all


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Correct Answer by marikakis about 7 years 6 months ago

Meld Diff Viewer is a very popular graphical diff program. You can compare 2 or 3 files. After installation (sudo apt-get install meld), you can run the viewer from CLI (meld &) or find it under Applications->Programming->Meld Diff Viewer.

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Conor Cunningham Wed, 12/09/2009 - 10:05
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Richard,


Check out diff for comparing 2 files and diff3 for comparing three files. They are standard command line tools. I'm not sure how you install things  in Ubuntu, but I think it is apt-get install. So, if you don't have diff, try


sudo apt-get install diff.


Let me know if that helps.


Cheers,


Conor

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marikakis Wed, 12/09/2009 - 11:05
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Meld Diff Viewer is a very popular graphical diff program. You can compare 2 or 3 files. After installation (sudo apt-get install meld), you can run the viewer from CLI (meld &) or find it under Applications->Programming->Meld Diff Viewer.

ubuntu_guy Wed, 12/09/2009 - 12:01
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Diff is what I've found so far and I've found it to be lacking based on the format of the output. I'm installing Meld Diff.

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