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I can drag two files into the Meld GUI. I can also click File comparison (see Screenshot), then choose one file, compare that to nothing, then choose the second file. This seems roundabout. I want to compare two files, preferably in a multiselect filepicker GUI.

Even better would be to right-click one or two files in Nautilus to run Meld.

Is either of those possible?

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Personally, I always run meld from the terminal, so I give the two file names there:

meld fileA fileB

Using the GUI, all you need to do is select two files. I don't see why you need to "compare it to nothing". You just select the first file and then the second:

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  • You're right! I never noticed that after choosing one file for File Comparison, the GUI element under Directory Comparison is actually not for Directory Comparison anymore but rather for a second file! – Joshua Fox May 25 '15 at 18:45
  • Also, I found this about comparing two files straight out of Nautilus askubuntu.com/questions/112164/… – Joshua Fox May 25 '15 at 18:45

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