When comparing FileDiffs vs Diffy, the Slant community recommends FileDiffs for most people. In the question“What are the best diff plugins for Sublime Text?” FileDiffs is ranked 3rd while Diffy is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose FileDiffs is:
FileDiffs allows you to compare any arbitrary text through multiple commands: * Compare the current file or selection with any other file via a file select menu * Compare the current file or selection file with previously selected tab or window or panel * Compare the current file or selection with your clipboard * Compare between two selections through Sublime Text's multi-select feature
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Pro Easily compare arbitrary code sections
FileDiffs allows you to compare any arbitrary text through multiple commands:
- Compare the current file or selection with any other file via a file select menu
- Compare the current file or selection file with previously selected tab or window or panel
- Compare the current file or selection with your clipboard
- Compare between two selections through Sublime Text's multi-select feature
Pro Allows you to open diffs in external diff tool
Instead of creating a new tab with the diff in it, you can tell FileDiffs to open the diff in an external diff tool for side by side comparison and other features.
Pro Command pallet integration
In addition to providing shortcut commands for custom shortcuts, FileDiffs adds new command pallet entries. If you don't use diffs often enough to warrant memorizing a new shortcut command, the command pallet provides a quick and easy way to access the plugin.
Pro Provides inline side by side diffs
Diffy computes a diff between two panels using sublime texts multi panel feature, and highlights the diffs inline.
Con Doesn't have side by side comparison
After running FileDiffs, it creates a new diff file in a new tab, which doesn't have the benefit of showing the diffs in context. However, it is possible to open the diff in an external diff tool instead of creating a new tab.
Con Diffs cannot be cleared if you leave 2 panel mode
If you create a diff in 2 panel mode, then switch to 1 panel mode, the clear diff binding does not work.
Con Diffs don't live update
Diffs are only computed when you call it via key bindings, so if you edit the file after generating a diff, the old diff will still be there until you clear it or regenerate it, which can be kinda confusing.
Con No command pallet entry
The only way to compute a diff is through key bindings, and the default key bindings are
ctrl+k, ctrl+d for diff, and
ctrl+k, ctrl+c for clear diff, which will require some memorization or customization.