file compare tool.

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

Thanks.
nav2567Asked:
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Chris BottomleyConnect With a Mentor Software Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
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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KimputerCommented:
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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Bill PrewConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Bill

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

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nav2567Author Commented:
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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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
That was easy enough then ... No added expense!

Chris
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