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vimdiff (1)

Name

vimdiff - edit two, three or four versions of a file with Vim and show differences

Synopsis

vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3 [file4]]

gvimdiff

Description

VIMDIFF(1)                  General Commands Manual                 VIMDIFF(1)



NAME
       vimdiff  - edit two, three or four versions of a file with Vim and show
       differences

SYNOPSIS
       vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3 [file4]]

       gvimdiff

DESCRIPTION
       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.

       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
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source was downloaded from  https://github.com/vim/vim

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



                                 2001 March 30                      VIMDIFF(1)