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VIMDIFF(1)		    General Commands Manual		    VIMDIFF(1)

NAME
       vimdiff	-  edit	two or three versions of a file	with Vim and show dif-
       ferences

SYNOPSIS
       vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3]

       gvimdiff

DESCRIPTION
       Vimdiff starts Vim on two (or three) 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 an-
       other 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 intead, use the "-o"	argument.

       For all other arguments see vim(1).

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.

				 2001 March 30			    VIMDIFF(1)

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