sdiff manpage

Search topic Section

SDIFF(1)			 User Commands			      SDIFF(1)

       sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences

       sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

       Side-by-side merge of differences between FILE1 and FILE2.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options

       -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 whose lines all match RE

	      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

	      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

	      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.

       Written by Thomas Lord.

       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  (C) 2011 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.

       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

	      info sdiff

       should give you access to the complete manual.

diffutils 3.3			  March 2013			      SDIFF(1)