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What tools exist to display patch files? A text editor is usually good enough. ColorDiff can add color. Ideally though the tool would also show intra-line differences like KDiff3.

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If your using Gnome, Meld is what I use for viewing Differences / creating patches. Haven't had a problem with it so far.

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Try the plain text mode of Pretty Diff:

http://mailmarkup.org/prettydiff/prettydiff.html

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If you're on Mac OS X, PatchViewer lets you use existing GUI diff tools to view patch files: http://appledeveloper.com.au/patchviewer.html

(Disclaimer: I am the author of PatchViewer.)

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