Yeah, that’s a good question especially when you try to check the differences between 2 files (one on development and another on production environment) or revisions of a working file.
In my case, I often receive request to check and fix some files which are sent from my readers/clients. After make some changes and everything look good then I transfer those files to them. I always suggest that they should back up the current files and compare their files with mime to ensure they can see they can clearly see/understand what changes are made.
So, which tool I suggest to them? It’s Compare Plugin in Notepad ++.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
Compare The Differences Between 2 Files In Notepad ++ Using Compare Plugin
Wait, you must install Notepad ++ as well as Compare Plugin before continuing.
- 1. Open 2 files you want to compare with Notepad ++ with Compare Plugin installed
- 2. Go to Plugins => Compare => Compare
That’s all, 2 files will be showed side by side with changes/differences are highlighted.