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WinDiff Alternatives for Linux

WinDiff is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Beyond Compare. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GNU Diff Utilities or DiffPlug. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to WinDiff and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement.

WinDiff 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 WinDiff.
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    Beyond Compare

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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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    Intuitive interface many options for looking at the data such that it makes sense to the end user, easy to determine the next step for the user based on their initial objective. I love the drag and drop from either side to the other and the way it displays the status of the job in real time.

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    Diff Checker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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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    DiffPlug

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DiffPlug is a free text editor/differ and image viewer/differ. Purchasing a license allows you to diff other kinds of files such as Simulink.

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