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sdiff (1g)

Name

sdiff - side merge of file differences

Synopsis

sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

Description

SDIFF(1)                         User Commands                        SDIFF(1)



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 all whose lines 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: bug-diffutils@gnu.org
       GNU diffutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2017 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.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |  ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Availability   | text/gnu-diffutils |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted        |
       +---------------+--------------------+
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

              info sdiff

       should give you access to the complete manual.



NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source  was  downloaded  from  https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/diffutils/diffu-
       tils-3.6.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils.



diffutils 3.6                      May 2017                           SDIFF(1)