SDIFF(1) User Commands SDIFF(1)


sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences


sdiff [ OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2


Side-by-side merge of file differences.
-o FILE --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.
-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 RE --ignore-matching-lines= RE
Ignore changes whose lines all match RE.
Strip trailing carriage return on input.
-a --text
Treat all files as text.
-w NUM --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 are every NUM (default 8) print columns.
-d --minimal
Try hard to find a smaller set of changes.
-H --speed-large-files
Assume large files and many scattered small changes.
--diff-program= PROGRAM
Use PROGRAM to compare files.
-v --version
Output version info.
Output this help.

If a FILE is `-', read standard input. Exit status is 0 if inputs are the same, 1 if different, 2 if trouble.


Written by Thomas Lord.


Report bugs to <bug-gnu-utils@gnu.org>.


Copyright © 2004 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 sdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and sdiff programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info diff

should give you access to the complete manual.

April 2004 diffutils 2.8.7