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Manual Reference Pages  -  WDIFF (1)

NAME

wdiff - display word differences between text files

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Compatibility
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

wdiff [\,OPTION\/]... \,FILE1 FILE2\/
wdiff \,-d \/[\,OPTION\/]... [\,FILE\/]

DESCRIPTION

wdiff - Compares words in two files and report differences.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
-C, --copyright
  display copyright then exit
-1, --no-deleted
  inhibit output of deleted words
-2, --no-inserted
  inhibit output of inserted words
-3, --no-common
  inhibit output of common words
-a, --auto-pager
  automatically calls a pager
-d, --diff-input
  use single unified diff as input
-h, --help display this help then exit
-i, --ignore-case
  fold character case while comparing
-l, --less-mode
  variation of printer mode for "less"
-n, --avoid-wraps
  do not extend fields through newlines
-p, --printer
  overstrike as for printers
-s, --statistics
  say how many words deleted, inserted etc.
-t, --terminal
  use termcap as for terminal displays
-v, --version
  display program version then exit
-w, --start-delete=\,STRING\/
  string to mark beginning of delete region
-x, --end-delete=\,STRING\/
  string to mark end of delete region
-y, --start-insert=\,STRING\/
  string to mark beginning of insert region
-z, --end-insert=\,STRING\/
  string to mark end of insert region

COMPATIBILITY

Some options that used to provide some unique functionality are no longer recommended, but still recognized for the sake of backwards compatibility.
-K, --no-init-term
  Now synonymous to --terminal, which never initializes the terminal.

AUTHOR

Written by Franc,ois Pinard <pinard@iro.umontreal.ca>.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <wdiff-bugs@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 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 wdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and wdiff programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info wdiff
should give you access to the complete manual.
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