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Meld is a tool to view the differences between text files.

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Meld not showing filenames

I used Meld 3.20.2-1ubuntu1 updated on 30/1/21 and upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 recently. Meld was working fine until recently: though there is a warning for a crash report at the beginning, Meld compares ...
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How to build Meld on Ubuntu?

I am attempting to build the latest version of Meld on Ubuntu 20.10. I have followed the instructions at https://github.com/GNOME/meld, ensuring I have the necessary packages for my system. # Enabled &...
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caja (Mate file manager) plugin for meld?

Does someone is able to convert the caja meld plugin to become compatible with Ubuntu Mate 20.04? That is a very important plugin for me, beside the open as admin ..... An old one is here: http://www....
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18.04 Samba errors, Windows Network & Meld

I need help resolving a Samba “Windows Network Failure” problem and a Meld file/folder compare delete problem. 1. What is causing the errors? 2. If permissions, what and where do I change them? 3. If ...
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Why is Meld not identifying differences?

Meld is not showing differences. In this minimal example, directories a and b are different, as shown by diff below. $ diff a/ b/ diff a/a.txt b/a.txt 1c1 < a --- > aa Only in b/: b.txt But ...
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How to configure “flatpak run org.gnome.meld” as git diff.tool and merge.tool

I can't use meld due to a messed up local installation of cairo or else. I've invested some time in it already including reporting the failure as a bug, but the maintainer states that it's not a bug ...
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How can I make difftool Meld insert spaces instead of tabs on editing?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and apt-get installed meld tool. Current version is 3.18.0. I've got files to be compared with mixed tabs and spaces. I want them 1) to show up and 2) I want to insert 4 spaces ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Meld missing preferences option

The merge/diff tool Meld is missing preferences option (Edit -> preferences) on Ubuntu 18.10. Is this an general issue or specific to my Ubuntu installation? How can it fixed? Update for anyone ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 (Mate) - Meld Freezing

Meld (3.18.0) keeps freezing on me in Ubuntu 18.04 Mate, when I try to compare certain files or perform git mergetool. E.g. if I view a diff on one change it may work, but if I try on another it will ...
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Meld: associate file extension with language syntax highlighting

I use meld for graphical diff comparisons. I would like to associate .tpp as a C++ source file for syntax highlighting purposes. How do I do this?
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How to open bzr diff using Meld with multiple tabs?

How can I simultaneously open all Bazaar file diffs in multiple tabs within the same Meld window? Currently, I execute the following command to use Meld to view Bazaar changes: bzr diff --using meld ...
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Meld: how to show file size in bytes

When comparing directories with Meld, it will show the Size column in a "human readable" format, i.e. 4.1 kB. How do I make Meld show me the exact number of bytes, i.e. 41203 bytes? I am comparing ...
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Meld formerly deleted unwanted files, now sends to trash

I'm running Meld from Ubuntu 16.04.3 "xenial". When I delete files, it sends them to the trash so that I'm forced to re-delete them later. My previous Meld installations didn't do this. I see nothing ...
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How to install Meld 3 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm just trying to install Meld 3.x. It has some dependencies and one of them is GTK+ >= 3.14. I am fed up of not able to update to GTK+ 3.14. I want to know how to install meld latest version which ...
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Closing meld window in 16.04

In 14.04 I could close a meld window by pressing Ctrlq. But in 16.04 the behavior of that key combination has changed to terminate all currently open invocations of meld rather than just the one I ...
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Copy path from meld window

When viewing files in meld I sometimes need to copy the path of a file. In 14.04 and earlier the file names were shown as text fields where I could easily copy the path from. In 16.04 the text field ...