|H.Merijn Brand (Tux) from Amsterdam.pm , perl6.pm
|Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:30
Unix, Linux, and Windows offer a large variety of tools that can show the differences between two (text)files. Some even show the differences of 3 or more or have options to do recursive scanning of folders/directories.
This talk will show examples of text files that changed beyond the scope of what existing tools can show.
I will show you all the tools (I found) and their deficiencies or drawbacks.
The fact that I did not find a tools that clearly and reliably showed the changes in a useful way (YMMV) made me create a new tool, written in perl, that will help to show these kind of differences. I will show the tool, its usage, its outputs and what type of problems it is (very) useful for.
I will show you the options it supports, why it supports them and why some (requested) options are not (yet) supported.
If time permits, I'll also show how you can integrate it in git.