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vimdiff (1)

Name

vimdiff - edit between two and eight versions of a file with Vim and show differences

Synopsis

vimdiff [options]  file1  file2  [file3  [file4  [file5  [file6  [file7
[file8]]]]]]

gvimdiff

Description

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NAME
       vimdiff  -  edit  between two and eight versions of a file with Vim and
       show differences

SYNOPSIS
       vimdiff [options]  file1  file2  [file3  [file4  [file5  [file6  [file7
       [file8]]]]]]

       gvimdiff

DESCRIPTION
       Vimdiff  starts  Vim  on two up to eight 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.

       See vim(1) for details about Vim itself.

       When started as gvimdiff the GUI will be started, if available.

       In each window the 'diff' option will be set, which causes the  differ-
       ences to be highlighted.
       The 'wrap' and 'scrollbind' options are set to make the text look good.
       The  'foldmethod'  option  is set to "diff", which puts ranges of lines
       without changes in a fold.  'foldcolumn' is set to two to make it  easy
       to spot the folds and open or close them.

OPTIONS
       Vertical  splits  are  used to align the lines, as if the "-O" argument
       was used.  To use horizontal splits instead, use the "-o" argument.

       For all other arguments see vim(1).


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


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | editor/vim       |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+

SEE ALSO
       vim(1)

AUTHOR
       Most of Vim was made by Bram Moolenaar, with a lot of help from others.
       See ":help credits" in Vim.



NOTES
       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-
       code-downloads.html.

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



                                 2001 March 30                      VIMDIFF(1)