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SDIFF(1)                      User Commands                     SDIFF(1)

NAME         top

       sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences

SYNOPSIS         top

       sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       Written by Thomas Lord.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs to: bug-diffutils@gnu.org
       GNU diffutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <https://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.

SEE ALSO         top

       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.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the diffutils (GNU diff utilities) project.
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       ⟨http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/diffutils/⟩.  If you have a bug
       report for this manual page, send it to bug-diffutils@gnu.org.
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diffutils 3.7.32-f88b-dirty    March 2021                       SDIFF(1)

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