compare two Microsoft Word documents

meld <(antiword microsoft_word_a.doc) <(antiword microsoft_word_b.doc)

2009-04-23 15:14:32

What Others Think

Not exactly what I'd normally consider "command-line-fu", but it strikes me as useful. Particularly the "antiword" command.
dfego · 694 weeks and 5 days ago
can't see a good reason why this would get voted down. This is an excellent example of meld and antiword. I think our friends must be turned off by the "microsoft-esque" title
linuxrawkstar · 694 weeks and 3 days ago
why not use 'vimdiff' instead of 'meld'?
linuxswords · 676 weeks and 4 days ago
seofox · 38 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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