The absolute simplest way to do this would be to fire up a terminal
diff page1.html page2.html | less
Unfortunately, this will also catch changes made in other markup, and
may or may not be terribly readable.
On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Alevtina Verbovetskaya
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> I've recently begun to use Beyond Compare: http://www.scootersoftware.com/ It's not free or OSS, though.
> There's also a plugin for Notepad++ that does something similar: http://sourceforge.net/projects/npp-compare/ This is free, of course.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Wilhelmina Randtke
> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:24 PM
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Tool to highlight differences in two files
> I would like to compare versions of a website scraped at different times to see what paragraphs on a page have changed. Does anyone here know of a tool for holding two files side by side and noting what is the same and what is different between the files?
> It seems like any simple script to note differences in two strings of text would work, but I don't know a tool to use.
> -Wilhelmina Randtke