[arch-general] CLI diffing tool other than Vim?

Paul Gideon Dann pdgiddie at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 05:32:40 EDT 2013

On Tuesday 30 Jul 2013 10:58:21 Chris Down wrote:
> On 2013-07-30 09:43, Paul Gideon Dann wrote:
> > I run a couple of Arch servers, and I'm trying to teach someone how to go
> > about maintaining it (for when I'm not around).  The difficulty is that
> > when it comes to package updates that require merging .pacnew files, I
> > always use Vim to merge changes.  That's quite a steep learning curve to
> > impose on someone who's not all that familiar with a UNIX environment
> > yet.  Does anyone know of any good & simple(ish) alternative for merging
> > files over SSH?
> Well, what merge programs are they familiar with? If it is vimdiff that
> poses the problem for this user, you might consider running meld instead.

Thanks Chris, but this is a headless server; Xorg is not installed, so meld is 


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