Introduction to Text_Diff

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Text_Diff helps you generating difference views between two or three text files.

@@ -1,3 +1,3 @@
 This line is the same.
-This line is different in 1.txt
+This line is different in 2.txt
 This line is the same.

Diffs are created in two steps:

  1. Computing the difference of the files
  2. Creating the output of the difference

In Text_Diff, an Engine is used to compute the difference between the files/strings. The packages contains several of them: native, shell, string and xdiff. One should use auto to let Text_Diff decide which one is the best for the system.

The second part, creating the output, is made possible by renderers. Text_Diff comes with context , inline and unified renderers.

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