sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences


sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2


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 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.
 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.
 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.


Written by Thomas Lord.


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Copyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


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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