Meld helps you compare files, directories, and version controlled projects. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and has support for many popular version control systems.
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Meld helps you review code changes and understand patches. It might even help you to figure out what is going on in that merge you keep avoiding.
- Two- and three-way comparison of files and directories
- File comparisons update as you type
- Auto-merge mode and actions on change blocks help make merges easier
- Visualisations make it easier to compare your files
- Supports Git, Bazaar, Mercurial, Subversion, etc.
- and more...
Installation into Linux Mint 15/16/17/17.1/17.2:
sudo apt-get install meld
Installation Meld 3.14.0 into Linux Mint 15/16/17/17.1/17.2:
cd /tmp; wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/m/meld/meld_3.14.0-1_all.deb; sudo dpkg -i meld_3.14.0-1_all.deb sudo apt-get -f install
In Gedit, go to Edit > Preferences and on the "Plugins" tab, enable the "External tools" plugin. Then click "Configure Plugin", add a new external tool (the "+" button), give it a name like "Compare with Meld", additionally set a keyboard shortcut for it and under the "Edit" field, enter this:
Now whenever you press the keyboard shortcut you've set above or go to Tools > External Tools > Compare with Meld (or whatever name you've set for the custom external tool), a Zenity window will popup letting you browse for a file to compare with the currently active file in Gedit.
Good Luck!!!Last edited by Shekin - 29-07-2015, 05:28
Reason: Added relevant information