Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Document comparison has been around for a while. You write up a document draft, make your edits, and then compare those edits with the original document. This function is usually reserved for developers, but end-users can utilize it, too. Apple included this function by launching Versions in Lion, which is the same basic concept but is not supported by all applications. So, this week we’ll show you how to use diff, a file comparison utility that’s available on almost every iteration of OS X.