1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Compare two text files and save the result?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Chickenmunga, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Jul 25, 2011 at 2:38 PM
    #1
    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5877
    Messages:
    6,963
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad DC 4x4 (read the build)
    Hey guys, looking for a tool to help me at work.

    I have two text files and I want to compare them to check for differences.

    I currently use Notepad++ with the Compare plugin, which allows me to see the differences side by side with highlighting and all that cool stuff, but I can't save the result in a merged document.

    Do you guys know of anything that would do this?
     
  2. Jul 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM
    #2
    YFZ450MOE

    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Member:
    #51261
    Messages:
    1,271
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Moe
    Auburn, WA / Roseburg, OR
    Vehicle:
    09 white DCSB TRD (it's getting there)
    Icon Extended Travel 2.5" Coil Overs All-Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit Bilstien Rear Shocks Fabtech Add-a-Leaf Icon Upper Control Arms All-Pro Rear Bumper w/ Wrap Arounds & Hitch with custom LED plate light BHLM and Morimoto III D2S retrofit Satoshi Grill 2 Hella Black Magics behind Grill Bestop Supertop BAMF sliders
    Transfer them to a word.doc????????
     
  3. Jul 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM
    #3
    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5877
    Messages:
    6,963
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad DC 4x4 (read the build)
    i'm afraid word would mangle the file and start formatting.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2011 at 3:38 PM
    #4
    Crom

    Crom Outside...

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18782
    Messages:
    8,386
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2009 4x4 DCSB Overland Build
    Millions
  5. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:41 PM
    #5
    Xshark

    Xshark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Member:
    #40221
    Messages:
    220
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    Rogers, AR
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    Icon progressive leaf, 3-leaf pack. Bilstein 5100's on all corners, front set at 2.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers Satoshi Grille Mod
    Import into excel, fix all formatting issues, the cut/paste into a new excel sheet. Do both files this way then you can compare head-to-head.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:51 PM
    #6
    AstroMike

    AstroMike Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Member:
    #56932
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    11 Access 4cyl SR5 4X4 Auto
    Microsoft Access if you have Office Pro
     
  7. Jul 28, 2011 at 1:56 PM
    #7
    AstroMike

    AstroMike Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Member:
    #56932
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    11 Access 4cyl SR5 4X4 Auto
    the Database function in OpenOffice may also be able to do this, although I've never imported text files to it.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2011 at 2:02 PM
    #8
    MartyMcfly

    MartyMcfly Time Traveler

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Member:
    #49960
    Messages:
    987
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    ROB
    Crapwater Floriduh
    Vehicle:
    15' 4runner Limited 4wd
    see Build page for details.
    Here at work, we use Con Text

    http://www.contexteditor.org/

    This is more for programming. Maybe that's what you're looking for.

    And: It's freeware.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:57 PM
    #9
    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5877
    Messages:
    6,963
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad DC 4x4 (read the build)
    Not sure how either of these help with text files? At the time I wrote this post, I was interested in comparing two different drafts of an end-user license agreement.


    Pretty similar to Notepad++, but neither will save the comparison results.
     
To Top