Fun with FileMerge

So you think you want to be a elite security researcher? Maybe, just maybe, hypothetically – one of your favorite open source projects releases an announcement touting a mysterious, but CRITICAL, GIGANTIC, MOTORCYCLE DEATH MACHINE security hole – so what do you do?

One, you could crash the python-based bug tracking system trying to read the code – or you could just download it and break out FileMerge – a great little GUI diff tool free for the spelunking with Apple’s Developer Tools.

Kick it off with Quicksilver (you are running QuickSilver aren’t you?)

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And drag and drop your Super Sekrit Intelligence Folders, er, Sources into the comparison panes:

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And Volia! You now can unlock the Mysteries of the Railsians. Quarters not included.(*)

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(* It’s a joke man, they got that release out there aight? Quit your bitchin)