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SDIFF(1)                         User Commands                        SDIFF(1)

NAME
       sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences

SYNOPSIS
       sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

DESCRIPTION
       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-cr
              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.

       --help 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.

AUTHOR
       Written by Thomas Lord.

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 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.

SEE ALSO
       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.

diffutils 2.8.7                   April 2004                          SDIFF(1)

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