This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install DiffMerge on macOS using Homebrew.
What is DiffMerge?
“DiffMerge is an application to visually compare and merge files on Windows, OS X and Linux. Graphically shows the changes between two files. Includes intra-line highlighting and full support for editing. Graphically shows the changes between 3 files. Allows automatic merging (when safe to do so) and full control over editing the resulting file.” ~ SourceGear
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install DiffMerge on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install --cask diffmerge
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install DiffMerge on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula. $ brew tap homebrew/cask # Tap the Homebrew/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS. $ brew search diffmerge # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match. $ brew info --cask diffmerge # Displays information about the given Cask $ brew install --cask diffmerge # Install the given cask. $ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed DiffMerge on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.