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

Lukas Jirkovsky l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 14:05:53 EDT 2013

On 30 July 2013 16:33, Pedro Alejandro López-Valencia
<palopezv at gmail.com> wrote:
> IMnsHO, teach this person to use the tools already available: both nano,
> diffutils and less are part of base. Teach person to use "diff  -u"
> combined with less and to excersise some judgement about the difference
> between the working copies and the new files. Most of the time it is a
> matter of jotting down a couple of lines in a piece of paper (anathema!!!!)
> and edit the already working file to add a couple of lines or change a
> couple of settings to new defaults. Make sure to emphasize the use of "nano
> -w" and you won't have broken lines in the config files.

The only diff tool comparable to vimdiff that comes into my mind is
emacs diff mode.

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