Diff and merge tool with syntax highlighting: Meld

For some time I was using KDiff as a diff/merge tool. What I missed in Kdiff was syntax highlighting. So I searched around and found Meld which seems to support everything I liked in Kdiff and more! It does require some initial configuration to get the desired workflow – changing font, tab width, enabling syntax highlighting, current line highlighting:

Meld preferencesand ignoring white space diffs:

Meld text filtersThe commands I use to bring up a diff or merge:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Meld\Meld.exe "A" "B"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Meld\Meld.exe "A" "B" "C" --output "D" --auto-merge

The way the merge command works is it has the A file on the left column, C file on the right. The file in the middle is the output D, with B being the base.

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