I'm searching for a GUI diff application that supports zipped (gz, zip...) file archives, because I want to compare compressed logs. Diffuse, Kdiff3 or Meld don't support that files.


Using zcat

meld <(zcat file1.gz) <(zcat file2.gz) 


% cat foo

% cat bar

% gzip foo bar

% meld <(zcat foo.gz) <(zcat bar.gz)

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% diffuse <(zcat foo.gz) <(zcat bar.gz)

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  • Not very user-friendly when you are navigating between files in a remote folder from a Filemanager. – Jaime M. Jul 6 '15 at 7:05
  • @el_Salmon All that is Open Source. Feel free to make your changes. – A.B. Jul 6 '15 at 7:07

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