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Beyond Compare Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Beyond Compare for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Meld, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Beyond Compare and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Beyond Compare are KDiff3, Unison File Synchronizer, DiffMerge and Diff Checker.

Beyond Compare alternatives are mainly Diff Tools but may also be Merge File Tools or File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Beyond Compare.
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  1. Meld is a visual diff and merge tool. You can compare two or three files and edit them in place (diffs update dynamically). You can compare two or three folders and launch file comparisons.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingMeld supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Free. but it lacks FTP compare function

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    Cannot be added to context menu. Sometimes folder comparison doesn't work. Says empty folder.

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    Free, but doesn't do picture and hexadecimal.

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    doesn't compare archive files as folders

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    KDiff3

    • FreeOpen Source
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    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

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    As BC and unlike Meld, it align changes by adding lines, which is a key feature to visually compare code. Meld explicitly states it does not do that. kdiff3 also supports multiple platforms (as stated). Unfortunately, it does not support on-click line/block merging (merge from side to side visually) like Meld or BC.

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    its got lovely windows context menu file comparison option. it gets my vote.

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    I would like to suggest kdiff3 as the best alternative selection for Beyond compare, esp. folder compare and sync!

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  3. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceUnison File Synchronizer either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedUnison File Synchronizer is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    It only compares two disks to each other. You cannnot compare just two files by choosing them by your own.

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  4. DiffMerge is a graphical file comparison program for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix, published by SourceGear.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionDiffMerge can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.0, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website

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    Diff Checker

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    Diff Checker is a free online diff tool that quickly and easily gives you the text differences between two files.

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    P4Merge

    • FreeProprietary
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    P4Merge uses color coding to allow users to visualize the differences between file or images. It allows three-way merging among files, and shows side-by-side file/image comparison.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceP4Merge either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    GNU Diff Utilities

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.

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    Kompare

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Kompare is a graphical diff and merge tool targeting developers. It allows users to compare two different text files or two directories.

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  9. Diffuse is a small and simple text merge tool written in Python. With Diffuse, you can easily merge, edit, and review changes to your code.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDiffuse Merge Tool consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    UltraCompare

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    UltraCompare Professional is folder/file compare utility loaded with features to enable you to compare text files and folders, word documents, and even zip files and jar archives.

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