When comparing directories, it'd be handy if files that are different
showed the #lines difference between them in a subtle way.
Attached is a screenshot showing what I mean.
Handy when comparing software projects for generating release notes;
often a new software release will have /all/ the comment headers changed
by one line (to indicate the version# and copyright header), so all the files
will seem different, even though it's only different by the copyright and version#.
By being able to see the line count difference, it'd be easy to tell
which files to focus on, knowing to ignore all the files with a line dif
count of '2', because one would know ALL the files had at least that many
It'd also be easier to focus on files with the largest differences.
Could be added either as a separate column (similar to the file count column
that already exists at the top of each directory listing in the side-by-side
filename report, and possibly be sorted by that count..!), or perhaps just a
tiny number right justified on each line near the scrollbar (see attached screenshot).
This could be an option, just like showing line numbers is..
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