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A simple tool for diffing two bundles. Useful for getting an overview of which files are included in one bundle but not the other. For example, comparing a bundle produced by Webpack vs. one produced by Metro.


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Example output:

     +106    added  /~/node_modules/@babel/runtime/helpers/arrayWithHoles.js
+96 added /~/node_modules/lodash-es/_realNames.js
+49 added /~/node_modules/@babel/runtime/regenerator/index.js
+1 changed /~/node_modules/react/index.js
-127 removed /~/node_modules/querystring-es3/index.js
-286 removed /~/node_modules/react-native/Libraries/Components/Picker/PickerAndroid.ios.js
-592 removed /~/node_modules/react-native/Libraries/Components/Sound/SoundManager.js
unknown added /~/packages/awesome-app/lib/index.js

Note that the numbers are in bytes, and based on the unminified code. They are meant to give an idea of how big the file is, but could differ wildly depending on a number of factors, including Babel plugins, Wepback config, TypeScript compilation options, indentation etc.


I have a lot of unknown content sizes in my diff

If you're using TypeScript, you need to tell tsc to also include source content in the source map:

// tsconfig.json
"compilerOptions": {
"inlineSources": true

I have a lot of relative paths in my source map

If your project is using TypeScript and Webpack, you may experience that your source maps don't properly map back to the source file. Try using source-map-loader to clean up the paths:

// webpack.config.js
module.exports = {
module: {
rules: [
test: /\.(js|(js)?bundle)($|\?)/i,
enforce: "pre",
use: ["source-map-loader"],