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Viewing Difference Between Files from Command Line

You can use CLion as a command line tool for viewing differences between files.

  • In the command line, run the diff command using the following syntax:
    <CLion> diff path1 path2

The selected files will be opened in the Differences Viewer for Files.

The command options are as follows:

Option Description
<CLion>

The platform-specific CLion launcher.

On macOS and Linux, it is recommended to use the command line launcher created during the CLion installation, or create one manually by selecting Tools | Create Command-line Launcher on the CLion main menu. Refer to Working with CLion Features from Command Line for details.

On Windows, it is recommended to add the path to the CLion executable to the Path environment variable.

path1 The full path to the local copy of the file.
path2 The full path to the repository version copy of the file.

Examples

Syntax
clion.exe diff path1 path2
Example
clion.exe diff C:\MyProject\Readme.md C:\MyProject\Readme.md.bak
Syntax
clion diff path1 path2
Example
clion diff ~/MyProject/Readme.md ~/MyProject/Readme.md.bak
Last modified: 16 June 2018

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