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# 358  
Old 02-27-2012
Oh I am sorry , if it hurt anyone.
I was telling about some serious issue. Think about a spec as follows.

I have 2 xml files with same attributes , same tags and with different values / data of 10000s of lines.
One xml is working fine and the other one is not.

How i could find out where i made the mistake. ?
Do I have to go through all those lines (in each xmls) one by one ?

Here comes the ease of comparison. That's all I mean.

I am very sorry that I dont know to explain well..!!!
# 359  
Old 02-27-2012
Again, "what is diff for?" Do you really need an editor to do this?

There are other programs like diff which can be used more efficiently. I have been associated with Linux kernel development team for a short period of time (in my college days..3 years back) and they used to use diff as a base for all the patch management. We are talking about tens of thousands of lines of codes here!!

UNIX was meant for small but powerful "tools" rather than a software suite!! Together these tools could do virtually everything. It all depends how familiar and capable you are to take advantage of the tools!
# 360  
Old 02-28-2012
As a guy working only in the terminal, I got used to vi(m) , as the majority Smilie
# 361  
Old 03-28-2012

vi :-) My all time favourite :-)
# 362  
Old 04-11-2012
Most of the time i work on unix and linux so i use only vi, and sometimes i work on window machine then i use notepad.
# 363  
Old 05-01-2012
prefer to use VI as far as possible
# 364  
Old 05-17-2012
MySQL editor

Vi editor is most probably used ..

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