View Full Version : What do I replace Notepad++ with? I need to compare html side by side

August 20th, 2009, 10:56 PM
I need to locate some errors in an html validator and a side by side comparison would be perfect. Do you guys know of a good one? right now I use Geany but it does not have this feature that I'm aware of.

August 20th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Komodo Edit - http://www.activestate.com/komodo_edit/
gVim - http://www.vim.org/
Eclipse - http://www.eclipse.org

All do that. All are free. There are undoubtedly many others. I'd go for Komodo or gVim if you just want basic editing.

August 21st, 2009, 12:38 AM
wow, nice, I will try that action out!

August 21st, 2009, 03:16 AM
You mean like doing (diff)erences between them?

You can use command line diff tool, or install a front-end like Meld.

August 21st, 2009, 03:27 AM
Komodo is cool, but you can just open up to 'gedit's in the terminal.

I mean.. if thats all you need. Otherwise, get Komodo.

August 21st, 2009, 04:35 AM
you can open two buffers side by side in vim/emacs and compare them too with vimdiff and ediff

August 21st, 2009, 11:56 AM
I would definately recommend vim or gvim.
For diffing, vimdiff is a great feature.

For example

vimdiff file1 file2 file3

Vim is a great editor and while it can feel strange when starting, its amazing how quick you