Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 2001 March 30
vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3 [file4]]
Vimdiff starts Vim on two (or three or four) files. Each file gets its own window. The differences between the files are highlighted. This is a nice way to inspect changes and to move changes from one version to another version of the same file.
When started as gvimdiff the GUI will be started, if available.
In each window the 'diff' option will be set, which causes the differences to be highlighted.
The 'wrap' and 'scrollbind' options are set to make the text look good.
Vertical splits are used to align the lines, as if the "-O" argument was used. To use horizontal splits instead, use the "-o" argument.
Most of Vim was made by Bram Moolenaar, with a lot of help from others. See ":help credits" in Vim.