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VIMDIFF(1)		    General Commands Manual		    VIMDIFF(1)

NAME
       vimdiff	- edit two, three or four versions of a	file with Vim and show
       differences

SYNOPSIS
       vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3 [file4]]

       gvimdiff

DESCRIPTION
       Vimdiff starts Vim on two (or three or four) 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 another 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 instead, 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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