Beyond Compare is a graphical file comparison tool sold by Scooter Software. Its open-source competitors are mainly
kdiff3. Its advantage is ease-of-use. While comparing files they can be edited instantly. You can diff complete directory trees.
It is written in Delphi Object Pascal, the source code is not open-source. It runs on Windows, x86 Linux, and OS X. It does not run on ARM, like Raspberry Pi or Odroid, see support for arm processors – like the raspberry pi. The “Standard Edition” costs $30, the “Pro Edition” costs $60. The software is in AUR.
1. Root User Problem. When using it as root-user you must use:
export QT_GRAPHICSSYSTEM=native bcompare
2. Git Usage. To use Beyond Compare with
git difftool you have to do two things: First you must create an alias
[root /bin]# ln -s bcompare bc3
Second add the following lines to your
[diff] tool = bc3 [difftool] prompt = false bc3 = trustExitCode [merge] tool = bc3 [mergetool] bc3 = trustExitCode
Alternatively to above changes in the
~/.gitconfig file, use the following commands:
git config --global diff.tool bc3 git config --global difftool.bc3.trustExitCode true git config --global merge.tool bc3 git config --global mergetool.bc3.trustExitCode true