KDiff3 Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to KDiff3 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 25 alternatives to KDiff3 and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to KDiff3 are Beyond Compare (Paid), Kompare (Free, Open Source), DiffMerge (Free) and Diff Checker (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 30, 2021

    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.
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      Meld vs KDiff3 opinions
      Most users think Meld is a great alternative to KDiff3.
      Free, GTK-based, similar function.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      Meld isn’t as well-suited for syncing whole directory trees.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    2. Beyond Compare allows you to compare files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.
      Most users think Beyond Compare is a great alternative to KDiff3.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • KDE
      Kompare is a graphical diff and merge tool targeting developers. It allows users to compare two different text files or two directories.
    3. DiffMerge is a graphical file comparison program for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix, published by SourceGear. * Integrates with Windows Explorer; adds a shortcut to the context menu. * Compatible with different character encodings, including Unicode support.


      No releases since October 2013: latest version, 4.2.0, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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

    4. 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.
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    5. SmartSynchronize is a multi-platform file and directory compare tool. It allows you to compare files or perform 3-way-merges, both with the ability to edit the file contents.
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    6. GNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.
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    7. Intuitive, multi-platform application for two and three-way visual file and folder comparison. Use DeltaWalker to compare (diff) and merge files and to compare and synchronize folders.
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    8. 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.
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