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Manual Reference Pages  -  SDIFF (1)

NAME

sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

DESCRIPTION

Side-by-side merge of file differences.
-o FILE --output=FILE
  Operate interactively, sending output to FILE.
-i --ignore-case
  Consider upper- and lower-case to be the same.
-E --ignore-tab-expansion
  Ignore changes due to tab expansion.
-b --ignore-space-change
  Ignore changes in the amount of white space.
-W --ignore-all-space
  Ignore all white space.
-B --ignore-blank-lines
  Ignore changes whose lines are all blank.
-I RE --ignore-matching-lines=RE
  Ignore changes whose lines all match RE.
--strip-trailing-cr
  Strip trailing carriage return on input.
-a --text Treat all files as text.
-w NUM --width=NUM
  Output at most NUM (default 130) print columns.
-l --left-column
  Output only the left column of common lines.
-s --suppress-common-lines
  Do not output common lines.
-t --expand-tabs
  Expand tabs to spaces in output.
--tabsize=NUM
  Tab stops are every NUM (default 8) print columns.
-d --minimal
  Try hard to find a smaller set of changes.
-H --speed-large-files
  Assume large files and many scattered small changes.
--diff-program=PROGRAM
  Use PROGRAM to compare files.
-v --version
  Output version info.
--help Output this help.
If a FILE is ‘-’, read standard input. Exit status is 0 if inputs are the same, 1 if different, 2 if trouble.

AUTHOR

Written by Thomas Lord.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gnu-utils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for sdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and sdiff programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info diff
should give you access to the complete manual.
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diffutils 2.8.7 SDIFF (1) April 2004

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