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Manual alignment

Comment by thdox
about Diffuse · Aug 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

Diffuse is the only open source linux application that enables manual alignment. kdiff3 has the functionality, but it is less ergonomic.

what do you call manual alignment? in linux i use vimdiff or meld. i'm starting to use diffuse when i'm in windows and missing meld.

On a long text file, with redundant text, the tool is lost.
Diffuse enables you to tell that line 123 of file 1 must be aligned with line 153 of file 2, and then relaunch the comparison

Comment by dandv
about Diffuse · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

The only native Linux tool I've found to diff in under one second two CSV files that only differ in the date format. See for details.