Coming from the windows platform I am used to tools like WinMerge or AraxisMerge (commercial) that offer a more comfortable way to compare the content of files than
diff --side-by-side. To my suprise I did not find a single useful external diff tool for Mac OS.
More or less accidentally while working with Eclipse and CVS and its function “Compare with latest from HEAD” I stumbled on a grayed menu item that says “…with each other”.
It turns out that Eclipse supports comparing arbitrary files two-way and even three-way. You simply have to select the files to compare and invoke the context menu. Those files only need to be in your workspace. It is not necessary to have them under revision control. Great!
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