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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 many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to KDiff3 are Beyond Compare, Diff Checker, GNU Diff Utilities and P4Merge.

KDiff3 alternatives are mainly Diff Tools but may also be Merge File Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of KDiff3.
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KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

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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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    Folder comparsion
    Meld vs KDiff3 opinions
    Most users think Meld is a great alternative to KDiff3.

    Free, GTK-based, similar function.

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    Meld isn’t as well-suited for syncing whole directory trees.

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    Beyond Compare

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    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionBeyond Compare can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Text file comparison
    Beyond Compare vs KDiff3 opinions
    Most users think Beyond Compare is a great alternative to KDiff3.


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    Diff Checker

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    • Linux
    • Online

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

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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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    P4Merge

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Kompare

    • 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.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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    SmartSynchronize

    • Mac
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    • Linux

    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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    3-way merge
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    DeltaWalker

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    • Linux

    Intuitive, multi-platform application for two and three-way visual file and folder comparison.

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