Codex

SDIFF

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2013

Index?action=index Return to Main Contents


NAME

sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences

SYNOPSIS

sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

DESCRIPTION

Side-by-side merge of differences between FILE1 and FILE2.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-o, --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:
-Z, --ignore-trailing-space
ignore white space at line end:
-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, --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, --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 at every NUM (default 8) print columns:
-d, --minimal
try hard to find a smaller set of changes:
-H, --speed-large-files
assume large files, many scattered small changes:
--diff-program=PROGRAM
use PROGRAM to compare files:
--help
display this help and exit:
-v, --version
output version information and exit:

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: [email protected]

GNU diffutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/>

General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 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

cmp?(1), diff?(1), diff3?(1)

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

<DD CLASS="c2|info sdiff:

should give you access to the complete manual.


Index

NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

AUTHOR

REPORTING BUGS

COPYRIGHT

SEE ALSO


More Man Pages