KDiff3

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Description:

Tool for Comparison and Merge of Files and Directories.

Shows the differences line by line and character by character (!).

Provides an automatic merge-facility and
an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts.

Supports KIO on KDE (allows accessing ftp, sftp, fish, smb etc.).

Konqueror context menu plugin included.

Unicode & UTF-8 support

Translations by the KDE-I18N-Team:
Interface: az, bg, br, ca, cs, cy, da, de, el, en, en_GB, es, et, fr, ga, gl, hi, hu, is, it, ja, ka, lt, nb, nl, pl, pt, pt_BR, ro, ru, rw, sr, sr@Latn, sv, ta, tg, tr, uk, zh_CN

Documentation: da, de, es, et, fr, it, nl, pt, sv
Last changelog:

8 years ago

KDiff3 0.9.96:
KDiff3FileItemActionPlugin: Context menu plugin for Dolphin.
And several other improvements.
(for details see the homepage)

vnad66

9 months ago

9 +nice diff app

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pipaceliny

10 years ago

I would be great to add in search dialog an option/button to show next found item written in the search dialog, not only the first found and stop. I mean here that I miss in kdiff3 seraching feature from kate/kwrite.

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pupil

12 years ago

Great application, use it alot. thanks :D

RPM for SLED 10:
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For GPG key, please look at the front page of my site.

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rados

13 years ago

What changed in last release 0.9.89? Its same also in 0.9.90 .... if starting Kdiff3, first of all I see for a moment something - maybe kdiff window or so - then it disapears and after second Kdiff3 is UP and READY. Its annonying.

Thanks

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joachimeibl

13 years ago

On my machine I don't notice the slowdown you seem to experience. How fast is your machine?
Joachim

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jel

13 years ago

Would it be possible to support displaying bzr's diff format?

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joachimeibl

13 years ago

For the moment there is no support, but I have plans for supporting normal unified diff on my todo list. Possibly this will also work for bzr diff.
Joachim

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rgfree

13 years ago

In contrast to Meld this app has
really a bad GUI. But KDiff3 is quite
useful if you need KIO protocols.
But perhaps you can use FUSE/SSHFS to mount some filetypes usually only accessable via KIO. Then you can use Meld with these too.

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jel

13 years ago

Kompare may be what you're looking for. It has a very nice UI. KDiff3 is targetted at a slightly different task, from what I can tell.

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rgfree

13 years ago

Thanks for the recommendation.
I know Kompare already, and its
GUI is indeed a bit more clean, but it
destroys UTF-8 files unfortunately which makes it unusable at the moment for me.

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gohanz

13 years ago

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karye

13 years ago

Can KDiff3 apply patches?

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joachimeibl

13 years ago

No, applying patches is not possible in the current version.

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schnassel

15 years ago

Change in ./src/pdiff.cpp:
line 465 to:
caption = ( f1.isEmpty()? QString("") : QString(".../")+f1 );
line 466 to:
caption += QString(caption.isEmpty() || f2.isEmpty() ? QString("") : QString( " ")) + ( f2.isEmpty()? QString("") : QString(".../")+f2 );
line 467 to:
caption += QString(caption.isEmpty() || f3.isEmpty() ? QString("") : QString(" ")) + ( f3.isEmpty()? QString(""): QString(".../")+f3 ) ;
line 470 to:
m_pKDiff3Shell->setCaption( caption.isEmpty() ? QString("KDiff3") : caption+QString(" - KDiff3"));

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joachimeibl

15 years ago

Thanks for the patch. Should be fixed in KDiff3-0.9.86.
Joachim

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gwyn

15 years ago

it would be useful (to me) if the text of kword/openoffice could also be compared using a plugin.
Currently, the version control system of openoffice (and msword) leave a lot to be desired. The paneled diff system used here is much more useful.

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joachimeibl

15 years ago

I agree, it would be nice to compare other filetypes, but currently it's not my focus and I think it's a huge thing to implement. Support for other file-types might eventually extend to binary files (hex-view), text-documents (doc/html/xls/ppt/pdf), graphics (gif/jpg/svg), audio, video and so on. The first problem is to find ways to highlight differences specific for the filetype. The second problem is to integrate everything in one program (plugin-system?). Another aspect would be merging and hence writing all these formats to disk. Enough possibilities for many developers.

Joachim

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jasoderh

15 years ago

One very useful feature would be that if one could open a patch file and then compare it to an source file or directory, then KDiff could show the original source file so that changes would show in the different color.

I would be then very easy to check the changes that the patch will cause.

T Jari

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tjohnson3

15 years ago

One of the biggest features I've been searching for in a diff-like application I've not found in any linux environment. Araxis (a windows merge program) has a feature that not only allows you to compare 3 different files much like this app, but you can merge from any of the three files inline. Meaning, you can see 7 different changes in file A to B, and you can click on change 1 and merge it from A to B...leaving the other 6 changes still there.

This type of feature is extremely useful in redundant systems where the config file may have OS/Server info that changes just slightly between versions (ip address maybe). With this feature, you could merge just the truely relevant differences, leaving necessary differences intact.


Also, I'd love to be able to edit a file in the gui. Mainly for the reason above. I have two config files and want to merge everything over...but change 1 line of code that needs to be different. Then save each file respectively.


Love the app though, this is my new favorite for my linux workstation. It does 90% of what I need to do (3 files, line numbers, color coding, network shares). Keep up the good work!

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joachimeibl

15 years ago

Although not as intuitive as editing the text directly in the diff-window you can achieve a similar result by either first selecting "Merge->Choose [A|B|C] Everywhere" and then changing the one thing you want to change, or doing your changes first and then selecting "Merge->Choose [A|B|C] For All Unsolved Conflicts".

Joachim

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joachimeibl

15 years ago

Currently you can view *.patch-files for single files in Konquerer via context-menu "Preview with KDiff3Part". But patch-files must be in unified format and one of the two files mentioned in the patch-file must be available. I consider to allow this for directory-patch-files too, but that will be much more effort.

Is this what you meant?

Joachim

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jasoderh

15 years ago

I was thinking that one could take a patch-file produced by diff-tool (as B-directory in KDiff) and then compare original sources-directory(as A-base directory) to that direcory (produced by diff-file(in B)), so that diff-file would look as an another source directory, which then could be merged by KDiff if one chooses to do so.

But I have no idea if it is possible to do that easily :-).

T Jari

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joachimeibl

15 years ago

Now I understand. I will investigate to see what I can do. But it will take some time.
Joachim

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panzi

15 years ago

KDiff3 is cool, but is this the right place for it? Shouldn't it be posted under development tools?

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joachimeibl

15 years ago

I hope it's acceptable now.

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8 years ago

KDiff3 0.9.96:
KDiff3FileItemActionPlugin: Context menu plugin for Dolphin.
And several other improvements.
(for details see the homepage)

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product-maker vnad66 Nov 30 2018 9 excellent
+nice diff app
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