Solved

file compare tool.

Posted on 2013-11-14
7
329 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I need to compare two text files (line by line).   Can someone suggest a good tool to use?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:nav2567
7 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Kimputer
ID: 39648694
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)
0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Bottomley earned 300 total points
ID: 39648715
I use beyond compare from scooter software it does the job for me and can also be used for folder compare

Chris
0
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Bill Prew
Bill Prew earned 200 total points
ID: 39648923
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
0
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Bill Prew
ID: 39648939
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 39648981
Bill

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

Chris
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:nav2567
ID: 39649007
Thanks everyone!

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

Thanks again.
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 39649023
That was easy enough then ... No added expense!

Chris
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now