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WinMerge Alternatives for Linux

WinMerge is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. 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 WinMerge and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WinMerge are FreeFileSync, Beyond Compare, KDiff3 and Diff Checker.

WinMerge 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 WinMerge.
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  1. Meld icon

    Meld

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Python
    44 alternatives to Meld 

    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. You can browse and view a working copy from popular version control systems such such as...

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    Most users think Meld is a great alternative to WinMerge.
    RedTrillix

    Its a very nice looking app and it is compatible with a lot of OS's and is FOSS.

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    Guest

    Very good alternative to WinMerge on linux

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    compares three files. it can not only compare three directories but also merge them!

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    Thats closest alternative on linux, is free and GUI is similar.

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    FreeFileSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    96 alternatives to FreeFileSync 

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the...

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    1.  File VersioningFreeFileSync has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    2.  PortableFreeFileSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceFreeFileSync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Dark ModeFreeFileSync supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreeFileSync without registration.
    6.  DecentralizedFreeFileSync is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    7.  Works OfflineFreeFileSync can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Beyond Compare

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    57 alternatives to Beyond Compare 

    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.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionBeyond Compare can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    Text file comparison
    Folder comparison
    3-way folder merge
    Beyond Compare vs WinMerge opinions
    Most users think Beyond Compare is a great alternative to WinMerge.
    Guest

    Payed. WinMerge is free as in free beer.

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    chuckh

    Very slick; intuitive. I far prefer the side-by side layout to the Winmerge layout, and given the amount I use it am happy to pay.

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    Guest

    Most awesome diff/merge tool I've ever used. Only downside is that it's a commercial product and too expensive for casual use.

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    Everything included for comparison between folders and across files including line by line cross check

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    KDiff3

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    48 alternatives to KDiff3 

    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

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    Most users think KDiff3 is a great alternative to WinMerge.
    Guest

    solid cross platform utility

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    Guest

    does not diff files (checksum)

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    Guest

    Lightweight, good 3 ways merge with 4 sub-windows. Really really visualization. I love it, it works from Linux, Windows to Mac.

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    Diff Checker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    43 alternatives to Diff Checker 

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

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  6. GNU Diff Utilities icon

    GNU Diff Utilities

    52 alternatives to GNU Diff Utilities 

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

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    DiffMerge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    46 alternatives to DiffMerge 

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

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionDiffMerge can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  Git SupportDiffMerge supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    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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    P4Merge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    38 alternatives to P4Merge 

    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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    1.  Command line interfaceP4Merge either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Can not compare directories. Ugly as hell.

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    Kompare

    • Linux
    • KDE
    49 alternatives to Kompare 

    Kompare is a graphical diff and merge tool targeting developers. It allows users to compare two different text files or two directories. It is part of KDE Applications (and formerly part of KDE Software Compilation) and therefore primarily used on Linux and other Unix-like...

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  10. Diffuse Merge Tool icon

    Diffuse Merge Tool

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    45 alternatives to Diffuse Merge Tool 

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