file compare tool.

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

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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

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)
Bill PrewConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Beyond Compare is my favorite as well, worth the modest investment:

On the free side a close second would be WinMerge:

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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:

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

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

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