Command Line Basics: Compare Files With diff

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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In my job as a mechanical engineer, I work with large text files for finite element analysis models. I sometimes have to run several iterations to evaluate different design proposals and I need to check my models against the baseline to make sure that only the intended changes are included. The tool I use to compare files is diff. Read more