Originally posted by friend3141
you said it!
Eventhough the cmd line tools have longer learning curve, you would really appreciate it later...
Long live linux
LOL - well thnx guys I appriciate it. Not to be contrary though - just seriously honest - Beyond Compare has such features that 95% can not be done with a cmd line tool. Yes, OK, I am spoiled, but it's like comparing Windows XP with DOS, its just wrong at a fundamental level. Windiff is a different story, its just a GUI around a text based application, but Beyond Compare is simply amazing. Windiff is basically what xxdif looks like - i mean - its OK.
Esp with all the text developement that goes into Linux, I am surprised Scooter hasn't done a Linux implementation. It even comes with the recommendation of Gibson Research Corp, which I think is impressive as well. You will find that probably 90% of Assembly development done on in a windows environment is with the aid of Beyond Compare.
OK, so I am sure I sound like a fanboi - but Beyond Compare is the Doom3 of text editing/development. Asking someone to not use Beyond compare is like asking a dentist to use whisky for an anistetic. Its simply barbaric.
I guess I am saying - dang I want to start a campaign for a Linux BC.