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Re: Suitable text editor [NOT word processor] or workaround?




On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:04:00 -0500
Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 03/16/2017 07:20 AM, Joe wrote:
> > On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:38:52 -0500
> > Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >  

> >>
> >> The two files are nearly identical and need them displayed
> >> simultaneously for instant visual comparison. Opening one of the
> >> files read only would be acceptable but not preferable.
> >>  
> >
> > Yes, that does suggest a programming tool such as geany, or a
> > graphical file diff utility. I don't use one in Linux, but there
> > are several.
> > http://www.tecmint.com/best-linux-file-diff-tools-comparison/ 
> 
> I don't need a diff tool exactly. I need to do a _visual_ comparison 
> make sure I'm editing the right portion.
> I might say I was looking for an "analog" not "digital" solution.
> 

Nothing actually prevents you from looking at the screen while you have
the two files open. You are free to ignore the helpful highlighting...

That's why I explicitly said 'graphical', I can see that a command-line
diff is no use here, but if you want to mess around with
near-identical text files, a GUI diff program will give you the
maximum possible help.

-- 
Joe