# compare two latex files with pdflatex.fmt format and not for .cls format [closed]

I would like to compare old.tex with new.tex file. I have find latexdiff is good for two latex comparison. But it's supporting only \documentclass{article}. But i have %&update-article.fmt format. Any ideas?

%&update-article
\begin{document}
\title{Article Title Here}
\maketitle
some text for compare two latex files;
\end{document}

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## closed as unclear what you're asking by Joseph Wright♦Aug 10 '13 at 9:17

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i would assume that the "update-article" document is one to be used with a dumped version of some patching of latex. as such, you can't reasonably assume anything about how the update-article will compile. if you can if you can find how your update-article format was built, we can probably provide hints for making your documents commensurate with each other, enough that latexdiff can compare them. –  wasteofspace Mar 12 '13 at 15:09
If you are on Unix, a regular diff -u should help getting an idea of where the files differ (LaTeX source is plain text, after all). I learned (for troff, but it is the same with LaTeX) to split at logical places in the text, i.e., after puctuation, a phrase always on the same line, and so on. Makes reorganizing easier (mostly shuffle lines around) and comparing versions via diff(1) simple. As an added bonus, placing a largeish document under version control gives understandable differences/merge suggestions. –  vonbrand Mar 12 '13 at 17:45
We can't hope to tackle this, at least as it stands. –  Joseph Wright Aug 10 '13 at 9:17