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WDIFF(1)                         User Commands                        WDIFF(1)


wdiff - display word differences between text files


wdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2 wdiff -d [OPTION]... [FILE]


wdiff - Compares words in two files and report differences. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. -C, --copyright display copyright then exit -1, --no-deleted inhibit output of deleted words -2, --no-inserted inhibit output of inserted words -3, --no-common inhibit output of common words -a, --auto-pager automatically calls a pager -d, --diff-input use single unified diff as input -h, --help display this help then exit -i, --ignore-case fold character case while comparing -l, --less-mode variation of printer mode for "less" -n, --avoid-wraps do not extend fields through newlines -p, --printer overstrike as for printers -s, --statistics say how many words deleted, inserted etc. -t, --terminal use termcap as for terminal displays -v, --version display program version then exit -w, --start-delete=STRING string to mark beginning of delete region -x, --end-delete=STRING string to mark end of delete region -y, --start-insert=STRING string to mark beginning of insert region -z, --end-insert=STRING string to mark end of insert region


Some options that used to provide some unique functionality are no longer recommended, but still recognized for the sake of backwards compatibility. -K, --no-init-term Now synonymous to --terminal, which never initializes the terminal.


Written by Franc,ois Pinard <pinard@iro.umontreal.ca>.


Report bugs to <wdiff-bugs@gnu.org>.


Copyright (C) 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


The full documentation for wdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and wdiff programs are properly installed at your site, the command info wdiff should give you access to the complete manual. wdiff 1.2.2 April 2014 WDIFF(1)

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