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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 WebStorm 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
webstorm.bat diff <path1> <path2>
Example
webstorm.bat diff C:\MyProject\Readme.md C:\MyProject\Readme.md.bak

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

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

You can find the script for running WebStorm 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
webstorm.sh diff <path1> <path2>
Example
webstorm.sh diff ~/MyProject/Readme.md ~/MyProject/Readme.md.bak
Last modified: 24 July 2020