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Command Line Differences Viewer

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Viewing differences

To view differences using command line diff tool

  • In the command line, type the following:
    <IntelliJ IDEA> diff <path1> <path2>
    where:
    • <IntelliJ IDEA> is the platform-specific product launcher
    • <path1>, <path2> are full paths to the files to be compared.

Examples

Windows

IntelliJ IDEA.exe diff C:\SamplesProjects\MetersToInchesConverter\src\javascript\numbers.js C:\SamplesProjects\MetersToInchesConverter\src\coffeescript\numbers.coffee

OS X

/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/MacOS/idea diff ~/Documents/file1.txt ~/Documents/file2.txt

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Last modified: 29 November 2016