Viewing Difference Between Files from Command Line
You can use IntelliJ IDEA as a command line tool for viewing differences between files.
In the command line, run the
diffcommand using the following syntax:
<IntelliJ IDEA> diff path1 path2
The selected files will be opened in the Differences viewer for files.
The command options are as follows:
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The platform-specific IntelliJ IDEA launcher.
On macOS and Linux, it is recommended to use the command-line launcher created during the IntelliJ IDEA installation, or create one manually by selecting on the IntelliJ IDEA main menu. Refer to Enable a command-line launcher on macOS/Linux for details.
The full path to the local copy of the file.
The full path to the repository version copy of the file.
- idea.exe diff path1 path2
- idea.exe diff C:\MyProject\Readme.md C:\MyProject\Readme.md.bak
- idea diff path1 path2
- idea diff ~/MyProject/Readme.md ~/MyProject/Readme.md.bak