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Compare files from the command line

Open the diff viewer to compare two files from the command line. For example, you can compare the current version of a file with its backup, or your local copy of a file with its copy from the remote repository or its copy from another branch.

You can find the script for running PyCharm in the installation directory under bin. To use this script as the command-line launcher, add it to your system PATH as described in Command-line interface.

Syntax
pycharm.bat diff <path1> <path2>
Example
pycharm.bat diff C:\MyProject\Readme.md C:\MyProject\Readme.md.bak

By default, PyCharm does not provide a command-line launcher. For information about creating a launcher script for PyCharm, see Command-line interface.

Syntax
pycharm diff <path1> <path2>
Example
pycharm diff ~/MyProject/Readme.md ~/MyProject/Readme.md.bak

You can find the script for running PyCharm in the installation directory under bin. To use this script as the command-line launcher, add it to your system PATH as described in Command-line interface.

Syntax
pycharm.sh diff <path1> <path2>
Example
pycharm.sh diff ~/MyProject/Readme.md ~/MyProject/Readme.md.bak
Last modified: 24 July 2020