Fast diff command for large files?
kirk at strauser.com
Fri Nov 4 15:56:24 GMT 2005
I need to routinely find the diffs between two multigigabyte text files
(exporting a set of FoxPro tables to a PostgreSQL database without doing a
complete dump/reload each time, in case you were wondering). GNU diff from
the base system and from ports chokes. The textproc/2bsd-diff works OK,
but is glacially slow.
I'm basically looking for something that generates easily-parseable text.
Since this is a young project, I don't particularly care if the output
format is different from diff's. Any suggestions?
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