JetBrains Rider 2024.1 Help

Compare files from the command line

Open the diff viewer to compare two or three 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 executable for running JetBrains Rider in the installation directory under bin. To use this executable as the command-line launcher, add it to your system PATH as described in Command-line interface.

Syntax
rider64.exe diff <path1> <path2> [<path3>]
Examples

Compare two files:

rider64.exe diff C:\MyProject\Readme.md C:\MyProject\Readme.md.bak

Open a blank diff viewer:

rider64.exe diff

By default, JetBrains Rider does not provide a command-line launcher. For more information about creating a launcher script for JetBrains Rider, refer to Command-line interface.

Syntax
rider diff <path1> <path2> [<path3>]
Examples

Compare two files:

rider diff ~/MyProject/Readme.md ~/MyProject/Readme.md.bak

Open a blank diff viewer:

rider diff

You can find the script for running JetBrains Rider 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
rider.sh diff <path1> <path2> [<path3>]
Examples

Compare two files:

rider.sh diff ~/MyProject/Readme.md ~/MyProject/Readme.md.bak

Open a blank diff viewer:

rider.sh diff
Last modified: 17 April 2024