If you’re using a Mac, and using DreamWeaver to design websites, sometimes you need a tool to compare two files. I use TextWrangler for this, and wanted to list the instructions here in case someone else finds it useful (and because I’m tired of looking it up myself).
1. Download and Install Text Wrangler: http://www.barebones.com/support/textwrangler/ and install it. After you’ve dragged it to your Applications folder, you’ll need to click on it to launch it and register it. Note that the version downloaded from the App store is missing some commmand line tools. Read the above link carefully. (Here’s another reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/comparing-files-differences.html and another reference: http://www.barebones.com/support/textwrangler/cmd-line-tools.html)
2. Open DreamWeaver, Click Preferences
3. Find File Compare in the list, click Browse, go to usr/bin and pick twdiff
4. Now you’re ready to compare files! Pick the first file, use the command key to pick the second file, then right click and select “Compare Local Files“.
5. Wow, that’s nice!Jill
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.