One of its great features was the file and directory compare facility. Until last year or so, I thought it was the best.
Colleagues raved about this Windows app called Beyond Compare and how good it was. Windows only, so I didn’t pay much attention. Then there was a beta for OS X and I tried it out.
And boy does it rock.
- Comparing directories or files, no problem at all.
- Comparing log files and getting it to ignore differences such as log times.
- Comparing zip, jar or war files to find differences without having to first unpack them.
- Comparing tar files that have been gzipped and have different checksum due to gzip timestamp.
It has stopped my pining for SlickEdit.