Python 3 difflib Library Example Script to Compare Two Text Files Line by Line Full Tutorial For Beginners

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Welcome folks today in this post we will be comparing two text files line by line using difflib library in python. All the full source code of the application is shown below.

 

 

Get Started

 

 

In order to get started you need to install the following library using the pip command as shown below

 

pip install difflib

 

After installing this library you need to create an app.py file and copy paste the following code

 

Method 1: Using unified_diff()

 

app.py

 

 

 

Now just create two text files as shown below and then we will compare it line by line

 

file1.txt

 

 

 

file2.txt

 

 

 

Now if we execute the python script by typing the below command

 

python app.py

 

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