A GNU collection of diff utilities
Diffutils includes four utilities: diff, cmp, diff3 and sdiff. Diff
compares two files and shows the differences, line by line. The cmp
command shows the offset and line numbers where two files differ, or
cmp can show the characters that differ between the two files. The
diff3 command shows the differences between three files. Diff3 can be
used when two people have made independent changes to a common
original; diff3 can produce a merged file that contains both sets of
changes and warnings about conflicts. The sdiff command can be used
to merge two files interactively.
Install diffutils if you need to compare text files.
README for GNU DIFF
Copyright (C) 1992, 1998, 2001, 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This file is part of GNU Diffutils.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope
User-visible changes in version 2.8.1:
* Documentation fixes.
User-visible changes in version 2.8:
* cmp and diff now conform to POSIX 1003.1-2001 (IEEE Std 1003.1-2001)
if the underlying system conforms to POSIX and if the _POSIX2_VERSION
environment variable is set to 200112. Conformance removes support
for `diff -NUM', where NUM is a number. Use -C NUM or -U NUM instead.
* cmp now su
CMP(1) User Commands CMP(1)
cmp - compare two files byte by byte
cmp [OPTION]... FILE1 [FILE2 [SKIP1 [SKIP2]]]
Compare two files byte by byte.
Print differing bytes.
-i SKIP --ignore-initial=SKIP
Skip the first SKIP bytes of input.
DIFF(1) User Commands DIFF(1)
diff - compare f
DIFF3(1) User Commands DIFF3(1)
diff3 - compare
SDIFF(1) User Commands SDIFF(1)
sdiff - side-by-
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