I'm looking for a GUI text editor with an integrated diff feature. I'm used to Notepad++ on windows and its diff plugin. Now i'm using a linux machine and i can't seem to find something similar.
I have tried:
- Notepadqq which has most (if not all) the features of Notepad++ but it's lacking on the plugins side and doesn't have a diff plugin yet
- Geany has a diff plugin but apparently it works only for files under version control
- I heard there's a way to integrate Kompare with Kate but i can't seem to find a step by step instructions to do this
- I have tried to run Notepad++ on Wine but as soon as i use the compare Plugin it crashes
I know i can use Kompare or Meld but i'm not looking for a compare tool, i'm looking for a text editor which could help me compare files whenever i need. I use those applications already when i have to compare many files at once, also those diff tools miss most of text editors features i need, such as code highlight, various text operations (indentation help, newline conversion, change encoding....).
On top of that sometimes i need to compare pasted text without saving files, so i open two new documents on Notepad++ and then paste the text i need to compare there.
I'm using Linux Mint with KDE
This is how the Notepad++ plugin works on windows:
- Open 2 files (in case more than 2 files are open, the compare plugin will use the one just right the current file)
It starts a split view with a classical diff interface showing removed lines, added lines or lines that are slightly different