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I need to compare two text files (line by line).   Can someone suggest a good tool to use?

Thanks.
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by:Kimputer
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If it's not automated, and you go through it by yourself, use Notepad++
The compare tool is quite nice and it's free.
Open both files (it's still tabbed), then Plugins > Compare > Compare
Now these two files will be side by side, and you will see the differences quite nicely (minus and plus signs, color indications)
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I use beyond compare from scooter software it does the job for me and can also be used for folder compare

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Beyond Compare is my favorite as well, worth the modest investment:

http://www.scootersoftware.com/

On the free side a close second would be WinMerge:

http://winmerge.org/

~bp
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Bill

Out of interest I upgraded to BC4 recently to take advantage of folder compare

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by:nav2567
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Thanks everyone!

We have beyond compare but I usually use it to compare folders.  I totally forget it can compare text.

Thanks again.
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That was easy enough then ... No added expense!

Chris
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