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VIMDIFF(1)		    General Commands Manual		    VIMDIFF(1)

NAME
       vimdiff	-  edit	 between two and eight versions	of a file with Vim and
       show differences

SYNOPSIS
       vimdiff [options]  file1	 file2	[file3	[file4	[file5	[file6	[file7
       [file8]]]]]]

       gvimdiff

DESCRIPTION
       Vimdiff	starts	Vim  on	two up to eight	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 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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