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October 11, 2015

How to compare two text files

diffchecker

Sometimes we need a quick way to see changes between two text files, and question about how to compare two files can disturb you.

There a lot of online tools or services that can help you with it.

Personally, I can recommend one of them, that is DiffChecker, which is a great tool for visual comparison of two text files.
According to the information from this service: Diff Checker – Online diff tool to compare text to find the difference between two text files.

After opening this tool, you will see on the screen that you have two big text fields, where you should put the content of your files. After clicking on ‘Find Difference!’ button you will get a result, which you can use by going through it line by line.

Differences in the text are highlighted by bright colours, additions and removals are calculated and placed on the top right corner of your screen.

This tool is free and easy to use in any situation.