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SDIFF

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: April 2010
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NAME

sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences  

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-diffutils@gnu.org GNU diffutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/> General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

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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DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
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SEE ALSO

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