Ubuntu – File and directory comparison tool


I'm looking for something that will compare directories and files like Beyond Compare does for windows.

Its mainly for use of source control, but I need to use it for deployment as well.

Best Answer

Meldinstall meld

Meld is a tool that can compare and merge files and directories. It is a GUI analog to the standard diff install diffutils and patch install patch command line tools. (See man diff and man patch for more details on those)

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Also, lots of source control systems (such as bzr install bzr-gtk or git install git) have the ability to create diffs between versions.